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Neville Chamberlain
(1869-1940) born on
Mar 18
English political leader. He was the conservative prime minister, 1937-40, who sought "peace in our time" through appeasement of Hitler.
         
   
F
This morning the British Ambassador in Berlin handed the German Government a final note stating that, unless we heard from them by eleven o'clock that they were prepared at once to withdraw their troops from Poland, a state of war would exist between us.

R
We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will.
A
Whatever the reason -- whether Hitler thought he might get away with what he had got without fighting for it, or whether it was that after all the preparations were not sufficiently complete -- however, one thing is certain, he missed the bus.
N
How horrible, fantastic, incredible, it is that we should be digging trenches and trying on gas-masks here because of a quarrel in a faraway country between people of whom we know nothing.
K
I believe it is peace for our time . . . peace with honour.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Radio broadcast from Downing Street, London, 3 Sept 1939
R: Speech, 6 Oct. 1938, to the House of Commons, one week after Chamberlain's return from the Munich Conference.
A: Speech to Conservative and Unionist Associations, 4 Apr. 1940
N: Referring to Germany's annexation of the Sudetenland. Radio broadcast, 27 Sept 1938
K: Broadcast after Munich Agreement, 1 Oct 1938
   


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