I've heard that Britain's foolish prime minister mister Chamberlain inane meddling in the affairs of Europe before Germany's evasion of Poland made matters worse.
How did they evade poland?
That a German coop was waiting for Hitler to
Appoint Himmler as Reichsfuhrer of Nazi chickens?
yes we do When the 1935-6 Air Estimates were passed by Cabinet and parliament in the UK, the layered Air Plan was for the RAF to be ready to fight a European war at the end of the European barley harvest in 1939. Traditionally, this released large numbers of farm labouring reservists for call-up
So I've seen it argued on this and other bases that rather than being the arch-appeaser we've always been told he was - Chamberlain was in effect only buying time in the year from 1938 to 1939 for the completion of the RAF's rebuilding to the level at which it could fight a war - the level it was at in November 1918
There's only one problem with this - what Chamberlain thought of the Munich Agreement. And there's one IMO very telling argument that he thought he WAS indeed buying peace with the sacrifice of the Czechs. Not a year's breathing space - but "peace in our time". And it was his official Downing Street Christmas Card of 1938...
This didn't feature any seasons' greetings or jolly fat man in a red suit, or Victorian snow scene with leaded windows in little cottages. Just a simple black and white photograph - of the aircraft he flew back from Munich on! THAT'S how proud of the peacemaking he was Not the breathing space-buying.
If he was convinced that peace was at hand, why would his government approve so many destroyers and corvettes, before war broke out