Meanwhile, the British government has asked Benea to ask for a mediator. As he did not want to sever his government`s relations with Western Europe, the heirs reluctantly agreed. The British appointed Lord Runciman, the former Liberal cabinet minister, who arrived in Prague on 3 August to convince Benes to accept an acceptable plan for the Sudeten Germans. [23] On 20 July, Bonnet informed the Czechoslovakian ambassador in Paris that France, while publicly declaring its support for the Czechoslovakian negotiations, was not prepared to go to war on the Sudetenland. [23] In August, the German press was full of stories of Czechoslovakian atrocities against the Sudeten Germans, with the intention of forcing the West to put pressure on the Czechoslovakians to make concessions. [24] Hitler hoped that the Czechoslovaks would refuse and that the West would feel morally justified in abandoning the Czechoslovaks to their fate. [25] In August, Germany sent 750,000 troops along the border with Czechoslovakia, officially as part of military maneuvers. [9] [25] On September 4 or 5,[23] Erbe presented the fourth plan, which met almost all of the requirements of the agreement. The Sudeten Germans were invited by Hitler to the prairies to avoid compromise,[25] and the SdP organized demonstrations which, on 7 September, provoked a police operation in Ostrava, during which two of its deputies were arrested. [23] The Sudeten Germans used the incident and the false allegations of other atrocities as a pretext to interrupt further negotiations.

[23] [26] In his post-war memories, Churchill, an opponent of appeasement, put Poland and Hungary in the same bag, which then annexed parts of Czechoslovakia with Poland and Hungary, Germany being “a vulture on the carcass of Czechoslovakia”. [64] On 5 October, he resigned as President of Czechoslovakia because he realized that the fall of Czechoslovakia was inevitable. After the outbreak of World War II, he formed a Czechoslovakian government in exile in London. On 6 December 1938, The French Foreign Minister, Mr. Bonnet, and the German Foreign Minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop, signed the Franco-German non-aggression pact in Paris. [81] [82] Daladier believed that Hitler`s ultimate goals were a threat. At a meeting in late April 1938, he told the British that Hitler`s real long-term goal was “a domination of the continent against which Napoleon`s ambitions were weak.” He continued: “Today it is Czechoslovakia`s turn. Tomorrow it will be the turn of Poland and Romania.

If Germany has received the oil and wheat it needs, it will light up the West. Certainly, we must step up our efforts to avoid wars. But this will not be done if Britain and France do not stick together, intervene in Prague for further concessions, while declaring that they will retain the independence of Czechoslovakia. On the contrary, if Western forces return to capitulating, they will only break out the war they want to avoid. [65] Perhaps discouraged by the arguments of military and civilian members of the French government about their fragile military and financial situation and traumatized by the bloodbath of France during the First World War, which he had personally witnessed, Daladier Chamberlain finally made his way. [Citation required] On his return to Paris, Daladier, who was expecting a hostile crowd, was cheered. [Citation required] At 11:45 a.m.m.