Neville Chamberlain On His Visit To Nazi Germany
Letter written on 10 Downing Street stationary from British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain to journalist William Hillman. Chamberlain asks Hillman to pass on his thanks to his boss, William Randolph Hearst, for a favorable article published about the trip Hearst made to Nazi Germany to meet Chancellor Adolf Hitler. Hearst was a pro-fascist American publisher who supported the non-aggression pact Chamberlain signed with Germany. Chamberlain was famous for his naive statement about "Peace In Our Time" . Shortly after the "peace pact was signed, Hitler invaded Poland. Chamberlain was totally discredited butcontinued as Prime Minister for the first eight weeks of WWII after which he was succeeded by Winston Churchill. Dated September 1, 1938, signed "Neville Chamberlain"