The fate of the defeated powers at the end of World War l is also the key to understanding the history of the 20th century. The conflicts in Eastern Europe, the wars in the Near East, the inhuman colonial politics: they all have their roots in the ill-conceived Treaty of Versailles. Celebrated as the key to a better future, politics at the time could not — or would not — see the horrific fallout it would have.
In two intriguing and gripping episodes, A Bloody Legacy sets out in the footsteps of the famous agreements and unravels their surprising connections to historic conflicts that have rocked our planet ever since. A historical detective story that explores and explains the complexities of 20th century history like never before.