Political cartoon on appeasement. The character in the cartoon looks really confident that the "train", symbolizing the Nazis, won't hit them. But notice that the train is going at HIGH SPEED, and there is only a short distance left before the train is supposed to "change tracks". Yet the cartoon character is still so confident the train won't hit them! What does this tell you about the western powers' attitude towards the Nazi threat before WWII? How did this attitude eventually lead to…
La conférence de Munich de septembre 1938 présente un double intérêt historique : étape très importante dans l'inéluctable marche vers la seconde guerre mondiale, elle constitue aussi une (mauvaise) référence en matière de politique internationale. La fameuse photo avec les quatre lors de la conférence de Munich : Chamberlain, Daladier, Hitler, Mussolini Régulièrement, des pays envahissent ou interviennent militairement dans…
The Myth Of Appeasement: Chamberlain And Daladier Were Not Cowards
Chamberlain and Daladier were no cowards. Circumstances forced them. It is not as if they were fooled by Hitler. The British and French economies were not strong enough to sustain armament. Also the people were wary of war again.
This cartoon of February 1938 by the British cartoonist David Low shows Germany crushing Austria. Next in line is Czechoslovakia. At the back, Britain says to France, who is next-to-last: ‘Why should we take a stand about someone pushing someone else when it’s all so far away?’ .
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.
Slovakia submits to Nazi Germany. Hitler wants all areas taken from Germany by the Treaty of Versailles to be returned. The Sudetenland and Czechoslovakia catches his eye. Despite resistance from Czechoslovakia the Munich Agreement (1938) between England, Fence, Italy and Germany determines that the Sudetenland may be incorporated into Germany.