CHAMBERLAIN MEETS HITLER British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain exits a British Airways plane and is greeted by dignitaries. A car arrives, its doors opened by two Nazi soldiers; Nazi soldiers stand at attention guarding a long outdoor staircase; Chamberlain, French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier, Hitler and others ascend the stairs. Entering a large room, they confer with high German officials. Chamberlain, Daladier, Mussolini and Hitler are seen signing a document (the dismemberment of Czechoslovakia). Chamberlain and Lord Halifax exit a British Airways airplane.
SOUNDBITE: '...LONG TALK WITH HERR HITLER' Upon his return to England, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain meets the press and gives a statement afternoon I had a long talk with Herr Hitler. It was a frank talk, but it was a friendly one and I feel satisfied now that each of us fully understands what is in the mind of the other.\"
CORONATION DECORATIONS & NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN - 1937 London makes ready for the coronation of George VI. A sign reads, "Dear Landlord, Ask no questions or explanations. Rent spent on decorations." Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and other cabinet members on the street.
BRITISH PM NEVILLE CHAMERLAIN - 1940 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain's political legacy is defined by his policy of appeasement toward Nazi Germany. In 1940, Neville resigned, and died of cancer within six months.
BRITISH CABINET MEETS AT 10 DOWNING ST. - 1939 In 1939, after Germany's invasion of Poland, British Cabinet members meet at the Prime Minister's residence. Notables in image: King George VI, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and his wife, Annie Vere.
HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT & PMS CHAMBERLAIN & CHURCHILL - 1940 LS view of Britain's Houses of Parliament. On May 10, 1940, Prime Minister Nelville Chamberlain resigned after failing to form a Coalition Goverment. The same day, Winston Churchill took office and the Germans invaded Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands, and France.
Date: May 10, 1940 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:29:00, No Audio
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER - LONDON - WW II The first National Day of Prayer on September 8, 1940 at Westminster Abbey. Attendees shown: Prime Minister Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain and his wife Annie Vere, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and Vice-Admiral Bertram Ramsay.
Date: September 8, 1940 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Film: 16P Length: 00:00:26:00, No Audio
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