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. In this program, events of the later 20th century are considered. On campuses throughout Europe, students revolted against the ways of militarism, expressing their desire to do things differently than their parents' generation. A visit to the Berlin Wall marks a Cold War still in full effect, while scenes from the oil crisis -- resulting from conflicts in the Middle East -- serve to remind the viewer of that period of forced conservation.