1938 Munich Agreement and Historical Fraud

Falsifying What Took Place in the Past to Justify Their Crimes in the Present

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain shakes
hands with Hitler after signing Munich Pact in 1938.

September 29-30 marks the 85th anniversary of the infamous Munich Agreement signed between the governments of Britain and France, Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy in 1938.

The Munich agreement signed by Britain and France with Hitler Germany and Fascist Italy is an infamous episode in the history of these countries but the media and pundits remain largely silent about it. The standing ovation the entire Parliament of Canada recently gave an avowed Ukrainian Nazi war criminal who they let into Canada after World War II is perhaps an occasion to show how Canada has in fact conciliated with and actively participated in every possible attempt to wipe out Soviet Russia by engaging in infamy while accusing Russia of being the aggressor. The betrayal carried out by Britain and France at Munich, along with the refusal of these European powers to sign a mutual self-defence Pact with the USSR sealed the fate of the peoples of Europe. The subsequent annexation of the Sudentenland by Hitler destroyed Czechoslovakia's defence system and made the occupation of all of Czechoslovakia by Hitler inevitable. The sacrifice of Czechoslovakia was, for all intents and purposes, the declaration by Britain and France that they would not enter into an alliance with the Soviet Union. The policy of Britain, France, and even Canada at the time, to which the Diaries of then Prime Minister Mackenzie King testify, was to get Hitler to go East and finally attack the Soviet Union.

The Canadian media remains quite silent about the fact that Mackenzie King met Hitler in Germany in 1937, and with British Prime Minister Chamberlain's blessing, showed 'understanding' to Hitler's ambitions in the East.

The Munich Agreement handed over Czechoslovakia to occupation by Nazi Germany and dismemberment by other powers, was the culmination of the reactionary appeasement policy followed by the British government and its allies including Canada. This policy was designed to encourage and reward fascist aggression in general, such as Italy's invasion of Ethiopia, and particularly to encourage Nazi Germany to expand eastwards, to occupy territories such as the Ukraine, as well as the Soviet Union. The British government had long hoped fascism would crush Bolshevism and the construction of the world's first socialist state.

The Soviet Union, faced with Nazi aggression, called on Britain and France to sign a mutual assistance pact with military clauses, based on its long held and principled policy of collective security against such aggression. The governments of Britain and France refused this offer, preferring instead to appease Hitler and Mussolini. They met in Munich without the participation of the governments of Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union, having already demanded that the government of Czechoslovakia should not invoke its mutual defence agreement with the Soviet Union.

Chamberlain arriving at Oberwiesenfeld airport to sign the agreement in Munich, 1938

The Munich Agreement was a great betrayal by the governments of Britain and France, not only of the people of Czechoslovakia, but the people of all countries of Europe and the rest of the world. Winston Churchill said at the time: "The partition of Czechoslovakia under pressure from England and France amounts to the complete surrender of the Western democracies to the Nazi threat of force. Such a collapse will bring peace of security neither to England nor to France... It is not Czechoslovakia alone which is menaced, but also the freedom and the democracy of all nations." In Parliament he condemned Prime Minster Chamberlain, who had contemptuously referred to "a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom we know nothing," saying: "You were given the choice between war and dishonour. You chose dishonour and you will have war." The Munich Agreement which, amongst other things, ceded Czechoslovakia's important armaments industry to Hitler, sealed the fate of Europe and a year later led directly to the outbreak of World War II in September 1939.

Chamberlain waves the infamous Munich piece of paper, "Peace for Our Time," 1938

To stop the tragic consequences of the U.S. proxy war in Ukraine coming into public consciousness along with the corruption and crimes of their puppet Zelensky government and of Zelensky himself, great efforts are being made to distort and falsify the history of World War II, the causes of war, the role of the USSR who the Anglo-American imperialists to this day call the "aggressors" in World War II, and the role of the U.S., Canada as well as Britain, the Vatican and others in giving refuge to Nazi war criminals and even elevating the worst among them to positions to power in the post-war anti-communist arrangements. The essence of the Cold War propaganda they launched was to equate communism with fascism to provide grounds for the persecution of the communists and glorification of the Nazis to whom they gave refuge by calling them freedom fighters.

In September 2019, the European Parliament even passed a resolution "on the importance of Remembrance for the future of Europe," whose main aim was to equate communism and fascism and blaming the Soviet Union for "dividing Europe and the territories of independent states between the two totalitarian regimes and grouping them into spheres of interest, which paved the way for the Second World War."

The BBC produced a docu-drama series, Rise of the Nazis, which also obscured much of the relevant history, not least because it largely focused on the actions of individuals and ignored the fact that fascism in Germany was nurtured not only by the most reactionary circles in that country but also by the ruling circles in the United States as well as Britain and France. It was the U.S. which not only appeased Nazi Germany but financed and re-armed Weimar Germany, through such means as the 1924 Dawes Plan and the 1935 Anglo-German Naval Agreement.

For Your Information

Falsificators of History – Communique issued by the Soviet Information Bureau, Moscow, February 1948 (66 pages)

This article was published in
Volume 53 Number 8 - September 2023

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