British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain responded to a question in the House of Commons about Lord Halifax’s recent trip to Germany by explaining that the visit was “entirely private and unofficial” and so he would not “make any further statement in regard to them at this stage.” Chamberlain called speculation in the British press about the nature of the discussions “not only irresponsible but highly inaccurate.”
The story continues with the second journal. This is an entry from her personal diary, by Elizabeth Lancaster
Sure enough. they left this morning about ten for Andews and I moped all day. Went to Clyde’s apartment in the evening.
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Lord Halifax ended his visit to Nazi Germany. He returned to London believing that Hitler could be bargained with, and this development marked the beginning of Neville Chamberlain‘s appeasement policy toward Germany
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Neville Chamberlain made his first major foreign policy speech in the House of Commons, in which he asked influential members of British society to exercise caution when talking about Germany’s policy toward Spain to avoid a larger European war. “I have read that in the high mountains there are sometimes conditions to be found when an incautious move or even a sudden loud exclamation may start an avalanche”, Chamberlain said. “That is just the condition in which we are finding ourselves to-day. I believe, although the snow may be perilously poised it has not yet begun to move, and if we can all exercise caution, patience and self-restraint we may yet be able to save the peace of Europe.”
Vyacheslav Molotov, Joseph Stalin and Kliment Voroshilov on the Central Aerodrome
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