- Mar 2016
I’m reading Andrew Roberts’ biography of Churchill and I’m up to the chapters covering the UK's appeasement of Germany, and aside from the obvious frustration and shock one feels when reading about it, I was interested by one part, which reads:
To people that are more knowledgable in World War II than I am, would this be an accurate statement of his? Could Hitler truly have been pressured by a joint Anglo-French coalition into backing down by the threat of war, or was it already too late at this point?
That month (June, 1938) the anti-Nazi German Edwald von Kleist visited Chartwell and assured Churchill that at least half of the Wehrmacht High Command 'were convinced that an attack on Czechoslovakia would involve Germany in war with France and Britain and that Germany could not last three months'.