Modern History Sourcebook:
"Peace in Our Time", 1938
The following is the wording of the statement that Neville
Chamberlain waved when he stepped off the plane after the conference
in Berlin had ended on 30 September, 1938.
"We, the German Führer and Chancellor, and the British
Prime Minister, have had a further meeting today and are agreed
in recognizing that the question of Anglo-German relations is
of the first importance for two countries and for Europe.
"We regard the agreement signed last night and the Anglo-German
Naval Agreement as symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never
to go to war with one another again.
"We are resolved that the method of consultation shall be
the method adopted to deal with any other questions that may concern
our two countries, and we are determined to continue our efforts
to remove possible sources of difference, and thus to contribute
to assure the peace of Europe."
Chamberlain read this statement to a cheering crowd in front
of 10 Downing St. and said;
"My good friends this is the second time in our history that
there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with
honor. I believe it is peace in our time."
Excerpted from "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich."
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