Hitler signs the Munich Agreement on September 30th. Behind him Mussolini is seen chatting with Hermann Göring.

Hitler signs the Munich Agreement on September 30th. Behind him Mussolini is seen chatting with Hermann Göring.

Hitler during a triumphal tour of the Sudetenland following the Munich agreement of September 1938. The agreement ceded the largely German-speaking Sudeten region of Czechoslovakia to Germany. Eger, Czechoslovakia, October 3, 1938.  — Wide World Photo

Hitler during a triumphal tour of the Sudetenland following the Munich agreement of September 1938. The agreement ceded the largely German-speaking Sudeten region of Czechoslovakia to Germany. Eger, Czechoslovakia, October 3, 1938. — Wide World Photo

From left to right (front): Chamberlain, Daladier, Hitler, Mussolini, and Ciano pictured before signing the Munich Agreement.

From left to right (front): Chamberlain, Daladier, Hitler, Mussolini, and Ciano pictured before signing the Munich Agreement.

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.

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.

The Munich Agreement; signed by Chamberlain, Daladier, Mussolini and Hitler, which allowed Germany to annex the Sudetenland.

The Munich Agreement; signed by Chamberlain, Daladier, Mussolini and Hitler, which allowed Germany to annex the Sudetenland.

No-Germans [sic] customers wanted here. Notice: Let Hitler (the gangster) return Czechoslovakia and all he stole from them.  In March 1939, Fred Horak of Somerville, Massachusetts owned a small lunch room. At the official announcement of Nazi Germany’s annex of Czechoslovakia (thanks to the Munich Agreement in 1938), he expressed his anger on the windows of his establishment for all to see.Fred Horak was a native of Prague, Czechoslovakia who had immigrated to the United States in the…

No-Germans [sic] customers wanted here. Notice: Let Hitler (the gangster) return Czechoslovakia and all he stole from them. In March 1939, Fred Horak of Somerville, Massachusetts owned a small lunch room. At the official announcement of Nazi Germany’s annex of Czechoslovakia (thanks to the Munich Agreement in 1938), he expressed his anger on the windows of his establishment for all to see.Fred Horak was a native of Prague, Czechoslovakia who had immigrated to the United States in the…

Hitler greets the British PM, Neville Chamberlain, in 1938. Chamberlain led the European chorus to appease Hitler by agreeing to his expansionist plans. The Munich Agreement served Hitler with Czechoslovakia on a silver platter. Chamberlain was naive enough to proclaim that the agreement had brought "peace in our time."

Hitler greets the British PM, Neville Chamberlain, in 1938. Chamberlain led the European chorus to appease Hitler by agreeing to his expansionist plans. The Munich Agreement served Hitler with Czechoslovakia on a silver platter. Chamberlain was naive enough to proclaim that the agreement had brought "peace in our time."

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.

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.

Historical reenactment - Hard times on the border  A short reenactment of the situation in 1938 on Czechoslovak borders. The army and police fought a neverending fight with nazi insurgents from Germany and Hungary, weapons have been smuggled over the border for the Freikorps, and Hitler tried to provoke an open conflict. Then in 1938, when the situation was most dangerous, the Czechoslovak army mobilized and prepared to defend the borders in well fortified position, but the betrayal of…

Historical reenactment - Hard times on the border A short reenactment of the situation in 1938 on Czechoslovak borders. The army and police fought a neverending fight with nazi insurgents from Germany and Hungary, weapons have been smuggled over the border for the Freikorps, and Hitler tried to provoke an open conflict. Then in 1938, when the situation was most dangerous, the Czechoslovak army mobilized and prepared to defend the borders in well fortified position, but the betrayal of…

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