Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returned from signing a treaty in Munich on September 30, 1939 waving his furled umbrella and proclaiming triumphantly that "we will have peace in our time." That fact that peace was bought at the price of handing over Czechoslovakia to Hitler was not discussed. Further, under strenuous protests from the Czech people and politicians, this nefarious treaty was entered into entirely without their participation. This movie painstakingly recreates the crucial meeting between Hitler, Chamberlain, Mussolini and French Prime Minister Daladier. The exaggerated courtesy with which all the others treated Hitler earned his contempt, and did nothing to stop his long-planned invasion of Poland.
against-all-odds, history, territory