Winston Churchill

Neville Chamberlain and Winston Churchill were contemporaries of Hitler, and each had his own opinion about appeasing him. They completely disagreed about what should have been done. In Neville Chamberlains speech In Defense Of Appeasement he supports peace at all costs for Europe, regardless of any other factors. He believed that the Czech Government should agree to give Germany the territory that it wanted, and in time, the population concerned would be treated fairly under their rule. Chamberlain said that no matter how much Britain wanted to help Czechoslavakia in their time of need, they could not involve the entire British Empire in war because of one small nation. He was a man of peace(Perry 373) and did not think that Germany, or any other nation was planning to dominate the world by force. If this was the case, it would have to be very clear that the nation had ill intentions, and it was the great issues that were at stake, only then would prompt action be taken, in war if necessary. Calmly waiting to see what events occurred next was Chamberlains answer to the peoples questions. He states: As long as war has not begun, there is always hope that it may be prevented, and you know that I am going to work for peace to the very last moment (373). Chamberlain wanted the whole of Europe to remain safe and peaceful. If this meant that Czechoslavakia must sacrifice its freedom and homeland, according to him, it was worth it in order to maintain peace. He received letters from people saying that they saw no reason to fight. That is my answer to those who say that we should have told Germany weeks ago that, if her army crossed the border to Czechoslavakia, we should be at war with her(373). Because Britain had no legal obligations to Czechoslavakia, he believed that the people of his nation would have g…

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