British Premier Sir Neville Chamberlain, on his return from talks with Hitler in Germany, at Heston airfield, London, England, on September 24, 1938. Chamberlain brought with him a terms of the plan later to be called the Munich Agreement, which, in an act of appeasment, allowed Germany to annex Czechoslovakia's Sudetenland.
Hitler greets the British PM, Neville Chamberlain, in 1938. Chamberlain led the European chorus to appease Hitler by agreeing to his expansionist plans. The Munich Agreement served Hitler with Czechoslovakia on a silver platter. Chamberlain was naive enough to proclaim that the agreement had brought "peace in our time."
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright discusses her memoir "Prague Winter", which focuses on the years 1937-1948 and is her personal story of the German occupation of Prague, Czechoslovakia. Albright explains how her views of the world formed by events in Europe leading up to World War II, including the Munich Agreement of 1938, have influenced her decisions of international relations.
Hitler during a triumphal tour of the Sudetenland following the Munich agreement of September 1938. The agreement ceded the largely German-speaking Sudeten region of Czechoslovakia to Germany. Eger, Czechoslovakia, October 3, 1938. — Wide World Photo