Prime Minister Chamberlain - Rosy now - not so rosy later.

Neville Chamberlain Addresses The Foreign Press Association – December 13, 1938 – Past Daily Reference Room.

Prime Minister Chamberlain - Rosy now - not so rosy later.

Prime Minister Chamberlain – Rosy now – not so rosy later.

Click on the link here for Audio Player: Chamberlain – Dec. 13, 1938

With the Munich Crisis on hold and much of Europe breathing a sigh of relief, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain addressed a gather of the Foreign Press at a function at Grosvenor House in London on December 13, 1938. He spoke about Britain’s Foreign Policy and the crisis, now averted.

But some of that may have been the proverbial “whistling in the dark”, as the crisis was far from over and the growing storm clouds of war were just getting started. Summer of 1939 would bring it all back to a boil. But for December of 1938 there was at least some breathing room.

Here is that complete address, as broadcast by the BBC Shortwave Service and relayed to all the major U.S. networks on December 13, 1938.

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