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Very Short Fact: On this day in 1938 Germany annexes the Sudetenland following the Munich Agreement, signed by Adolf Hitler and Neville Chamberlain on 30 September, 1938. Chamberlain had returned from Munich hailed as bringing “peace to Europe” after signing a pact with Germany.
"My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time."

At Berchtesgaden, Bad Godesberg, and finally at Munich in September 1938, he came to terms with Hitler. In effect, he allowed the Germans to annex Sudetenland on the basis of any timetable they chose, without British or French armed retaliation. For a brief moment, it seemed that this policy of surrender had mirrored the public’s response. Chamberlain returned in triumph, announcing, in an ominous phrase, that it was to be peace in our time.

[p. 42, Twentieth-century Britain: A Very Short Introduction, by Kenneth O. Morgan]
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Image: Neville Chamberlain and the Munich Agreement, 1938, from Imperial War Museum. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

oupacademic:

Very Short FactOn this day in 1938 Germany annexes the Sudetenland following the Munich Agreement, signed by Adolf Hitler and Neville Chamberlain on 30 September, 1938. Chamberlain had returned from Munich hailed as bringing “peace to Europe” after signing a pact with Germany.

"My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time."

At Berchtesgaden, Bad Godesberg, and finally at Munich in September 1938, he came to terms with Hitler. In effect, he allowed the Germans to annex Sudetenland on the basis of any timetable they chose, without British or French armed retaliation. For a brief moment, it seemed that this policy of surrender had mirrored the public’s response. Chamberlain returned in triumph, announcing, in an ominous phrase, that it was to be peace in our time.

[p. 42, Twentieth-century BritainA Very Short Introduction, by Kenneth O. Morgan]

Like the Very Short Introductions on Facebook for more from the series.

Image: Neville Chamberlain and the Munich Agreement, 1938, from Imperial War Museum. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

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MUSSENDEN TEMPLE
-CASTLEROCK, IRELAND
Modeled after Rome’s famed Temple of Vesta, Ireland’s Mussenden Templewas built by a wealthy earl as his library by the sea, but his desire to create a beautiful piece of cliffside architecture may have been a bit overzealous and the temple has been threatening to topple into the sea almost since it was built. 
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atlasobscura:

MUSSENDEN TEMPLE

-CASTLEROCK, IRELAND

Modeled after Rome’s famed Temple of Vesta, Ireland’s Mussenden Templewas built by a wealthy earl as his library by the sea, but his desire to create a beautiful piece of cliffside architecture may have been a bit overzealous and the temple has been threatening to topple into the sea almost since it was built. 

see more at ATLAS OBSCURA