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Faced with the threat of war in Europe, Neville Chamberlain flew to Germany in September 1938 to negotiate peace with Hitler over Nazi Germany’s annexation of Czechoslovakia.
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17 October 2007

Classroom Ideas

The Munich agreement was as controversial then as now and using the clip students can write the text of a letter from Chamberlain to Hitler outlining his appeasement approach and listing the reasons why Hitler should accept the proposals. This plan presupposes a prior exposure to Hitler’s aims in foreign policy and his actions in the period 1933-38. Does Neville Chamberlin deserve the criticism for his policy of appeasement?

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