” For years Germany has been waiting in vain for the fulfillment of the promise of disarmament made to her by the others. It is the sincere desire of the national Government to be able to refrain from increasing our army and our weapons, insofar as the rest of the world is now also ready to fulfill its obligations in the matter of radical disarmament. For Germany desires nothing except an equal right to live and equal freedom.
In any case the national Government will educate the German people in this spirit of a desire for freedom. The national honor, the honor of our army and the ideal of freedom must once more become sacred to the German people!
The German nation wishes to live in peace with the rest of the world.”
“My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time.”
Neville Chamberlain 1938
From Mel Brooks “To Be or not to Be”:
Adolf Hitler: Have you read the foreign papers?
-They call me a monster! A madman!
-Und a maniac!
What do they want from me?
I’m good-natured. I’m goodhearted.
Every day, I’m out there trying
to make the world safe. For Germany.
I don’t want war.
All I want is peace. Peace.
(Breaks into a song)
A little piece of Poland
A little piece of France
A little piece of Portugal
And Austria perchance
A little slice of Turkey
And all that that entails
Und then a piece of England Scotland
lreland and Wales
There are more little old Slovenian ladies here to vote for him than Jews to vote against him.