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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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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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