Munich 1938

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Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

David Reynolds, Professor of International History at Cambridge University, uncovers the fascinating behind-the-scenes story of three ground-breaking summit meetings that have shaped the modern world. Here, he examines Neville Chamberlain's hubristic misreading of Hitler at Munich in 1938. Chamberlain has gone down in history as a naive old buffer with his policy of 'appeasement', but Reynolds retraces the testy battle of wills in which it was the dictator who lost his nerve at the last moment.

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