The Treaty of Versailles recognized the independence of Czechoslovakia with a population that included three million German-speaking people, 24 percent of the total population of the country. The Germans lived mostly in border regions of the historical lands of Bohemia and Moravia for which they coined the new name Sudetenlandbordering on Germany and the newly created country of Austria. The Sudeten Germans were not consulted about whether they wished to be citizens of Czechoslovakia.
Speeches[ edit ] Chamberlain's aeroplane landed at the Heston Aerodrome on 30 Septemberand he spoke to the crowds there: The settlement of the Czechoslovakian problem, which has now been achieved is, in my view, only the prelude to a larger settlement in which all Europe may find peace.
This morning I had another talk with the German Chancellor, Herr Hitlerand here is the paper which bears his name upon it as well as mine.
Some of you, perhaps, have already heard what it contains but I would just like to read it to you: We regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo-German Naval Agreement as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war with one another again.
My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour.
I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.
Due to Chamberlain's ongoing manipulation of the BBC, this news was largely suppressed at the time. Set in an alternativethe Battle of Britain has been lost, the Germans have supremacy in the air and the United Kingdom is under Nazi occupation.
Inspired to write this play in after seeing the effects of the occupation of Francethe patriotic Coward wrote: Kennedy alluded to the speech in his American University Commencement Address in which he sought "not merely peace in our time, but peace in all time.On 30 September , Neville Chamberlain announced "peace for our time" on the steps of 10 Downing Street, straight after returning from Munich, where he and government leaders from France, Italy.
Policy best shown by Britain leading up to the war (Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was a supportor); believed that reasonable compromise between nations would achieve peace and avoid conflict. Neville Chamberlain: Neville Chamberlain, prime minister of the United Kingdom from May 28, , to May 10, , whose name is identified with the policy of “appeasement” toward Adolf Hitler’s Germany in the period immediately preceding World War II.
"Peace for our time" was a declaration made by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Neville Chamberlain in his 30 September speech concerning .
Neville Chamberlain was the British prime minister as Great Britain entered World War II. He is known for his policy of "appeasement" toward Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany.
On 30 September , Neville Chamberlain announced "peace for our time" on the steps of 10 Downing Street, straight after returning from Munich, where he .