Meeting in Munich
Chamberlain allowed Hitler to significantly increase the territory of the 'Reich' before the war had even begun.
What would have happened if Churchill, an opponent of the policy of appeasement, had already been in the prime minister's chair? Beevor does not answer this question unequivocally.
In Germany itself, in 1938, many people were already afraid of war. "It was obvious that the transformation of Germany from a country that had lost World War I into a new European superpower would inevitably lead to conflict," says historian Klaus Hesse.
Meanwhile, the "Munich Agreement" (also called the "Munich deal") was extolled by Nazi propaganda as proof of the regime's peacefulness.