Synopsis by Sean Hurley
From the BBC and Time Life, the Europe the Mighty Continent series explores the immense changes that have taken place on the European continent over the last century. This rich history is given voice by Peter Ustinov and historian John Terrine. This program explores the rising appreciation among the downtrodden working classes for the doctrine espoused by Marx and Engels. Also detailed is the crumbling of the once powerful Austro-Hungarian empire. As if pieces of a puzzle, the events that would allow for the onset of WWI are chronicled using archival footage and the testimony of historical experts.