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.
Munich Agreement, 1938. Goering, Mussolini, and Hitler lead the pack. Himmler, Hess, and Keitel in the back rows. Under the agreement, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy signed off on the German annexation of portions of Czechoslovakia known as the Sudetenland. Czechoslovakia was not invited. The agreement has become synonymous to appeasement.
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.
Occupation of Czechoslovakian territories by the German Wehrmacht after the Munich Agreement on 30 September 1938. The National Socialist propaganda text on 2 October 1938: 'The invasion of the German troops in Sudetenland. The youth of Hainspach held on tirelessly; over and over they welcomed the German soldiers with enthusiastic cheers.' Photo: Berliner Verlag/Archiv