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.
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
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.
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
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.
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