Bad-Godesberg Summit

Godesberg Flags-SudetenlandWhen British prime minister Neville Chamberlain flew to Germany on September 22nd, 1938 for a summit with German chancellor Adolph Hitler in Bad-Godesberg on the Rhine near Bonn it was Chamberlain’s second meeting with Hitler in as many weeks. The British leader was desperate to find any solution to forestall an armed conflict between Czechoslovakia and Germany that would drag the United Kingdom into the hostilities, regardless of what hardships might be imposed on the Czechoslovaks. The Germans spared no expense in making the British delegation feel welcome. On every street in the city, Union Jacks and the Nazi Swastika flew side by side.