Which Agreement Was Labeled By The Nazis As Unfair To Germany
After learning that the areas inhabited by Poles were to be handed over to Germany, Poland issued a note to the Czechoslovak government calling for “the immediate conclusion of an agreement under which Polish territory should be unquestionably occupied by Polish troops; this was followed by an agreement on referendums in the districts with a large share of the Polish population.  Hitler felt betrayed by the limited war against the Czechs, which he had sought throughout the summer.  In early October, Chamberlain`s press secretary requested a public statement on Germany`s friendship with Britain in order to strengthen Chamberlain`s domestic political position; Instead, Hitler gave speeches denouncing Chamberlain`s “governance.”  In August 1939, shortly before the invasion of Poland, Hitler told his generals: “Our enemies are below average men, not men of action, not masters. These are small worms. I saw them in Munich.  On September 28 at 10:00.m., four hours before the deadline and without accepting Hitler`s request to Czechoslovakia, the British ambassador to Italy, Lord Perth, called Italian Foreign Minister Galeazzo Ciano to request an urgent meeting.  Perth told Ciano that Chamberlain had asked him to ask Mussolini to enter into negotiations and urge Hitler to postpone the ultimatum.  At 11:00.m., Ciano met Mussolini and informed him of Chamberlain`s proposal; Mussolini agreed and responded by calling the Italian ambassador to Germany and telling him: “Go immediately to the Führer and tell him that whatever happens, I will be at his side, but that I ask for a delay of twenty-four hours before the start of hostilities. In the meantime, I`ll explore what can be done to fix the problem.  Hitler received Mussolini`s message during talks with the French ambassador. Hitler told the ambassador: “My good friend, Benito Mussolini, asked me to postpone the marching orders of the German army by twenty-four hours, and I agreed.
Of course, this was not a concession, as the date of the invasion dates back to 1. October 1938.  Addressing Chamberlain, Lord Perth thanked Chamberlain Mussolini and Chamberlain for asking Mussolini to attend a four-member conference from Britain, France, Germany and Italy in Munich on September 29 to resolve the Sudetenland problem before the 2:00 p.m. deadline. Mussolini agreed.  Hitler`s only demand was to ensure that Mussolini was included in the conference negotiations.  When U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt learned that the conference was scheduled, he telegraphed Chamberlain: “Good Man.”  Since most of the border defenses were located in the area ceded as a result of the Munich Accords, the rest of Czechoslovakia, despite its relatively large stockpiles of modern armaments, was completely open to further invasion. In a speech to the Reichstag, Hitler expressed the importance of the occupation in strengthening the German army, noting that thanks to the occupation of Czechoslovakia, Germany received 2,175 field guns and cannons, 469 tanks, 500 anti-aircraft artillery guns, 43,000 machine guns, 1,090,000 military rifles, 114,000 pistols, about a billion rounds of small arms ammunition and three million rounds of anti-aircraft ammunition.