In A Show Of Appeasement The Munich Agreement Allowed
. I believe that the solution to the Czechoslovak problem, which has just been resolved, is only the prelude to a broader settlement in which the whole of Europe can find peace. This morning I had another conversation with the German Chancellor, Mr Hitler, and here is the document that bears his name, just like mine. Some of you may 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 a symbol of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war again.  When the statesmen returned, the full details of the Munich Agreement, by which they authorized Germany to withdraw Sudeten territory from Czechoslovakia, were not yet known in an abortive attempt to avoid World War II – and it seemed that they had granted real concessions to Hitler and at least saved their faces. He told Chamberlain that he wanted Czechoslovakia to be completely dissolved and its territories redistributed to Germany, Poland and Hungary, and told Chamberlain to take or leave them.  Chamberlain was shocked by this statement.  Hitler went on to tell Chamberlain that, since his last meeting on the 15th, the actions of Czechoslovakia, whose actions Hitler claimed to have heard assassinations of Germans, had made the situation unbearable for Germany.  The agreement was generally welcomed. French Prime Minister Daladier did not believe, in the words of one scholar, that a European war was justified „to keep three million Germans under Czech sovereignty.“ But the same goes for Alsace-Lorraine – unlike the alliance between France and Czechoslovakia against German aggression. . .