Today in History, September 30: 1938

img_3516 “You had a choice between war and dishonor. You have chosen dishonor; you shall have war” – Winston Churchill.  European powers sign the Munich Agreement surrendering the Sudetenland and parts of Czechoslovakia with a promise that Germany will remain peaceful. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain rushes home to declare “peace in our time”. That radical Winston calls him on it. It isn’t long before the Panzers and Stukas are in action again. When the Nazis took over these lands, part of their excuse was that there were many Germans living in those places that deserved to be under German governance.

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