The Sudeten crisis, 1938

Series introduction

Also known as the Munich Crisis. Note that the following entries are based on newspapers published on the day in question, and so the events described in them usually took place on the preceding day. The entire series can be downloaded in EPUB, MOBI or PDF format.

Week 1
Monday, 29 August 1938
Tuesday, 30 August 1938
Wednesday, 31 August 1938
Thursday, 1 September 1938
Friday, 2 September 1938
Saturday, 3 September 1938 -- Hitler and Henlein meet

Week 2
Monday, 5 September 1938
Tuesday, 6 September 1938
Wednesday, 7 September 1938 -- details of Czechoslovakian autonomy plan
Thursday, 8 September 1938 -- incident at Mährisch-Ostrau
Friday, 9 September 1938 -- Sudetens refuse to negotiate
Saturday, 10 September 1938

Week 3
Monday, 12 September 1938
Tuesday, 13 September 1938 -- Hitler speaks at Nuremberg
Wednesday, 14 September 1938 -- Sudeten ultimatum
Thursday, 15 September 1938 -- Chamberlain announces meeting with Hitler
Friday, 16 September 1938 -- Chamberlain's first flight to Germany
Saturday, 17 September 1938 -- Sudetens to resume negotiations

Week 4
Monday, 19 September 1938 -- Anglo-French plan
Tuesday, 20 September 1938 -- Czechoslovakia accepts Anglo-French plan with reservations
Wednesday, 21 September 1938
Thursday, 22 September 1938 -- Chamberlain's second flight to Germany. Czechoslovakia accepts Anglo-French plan unconditionally
Friday, 23 September 1938
Saturday, 24 September 1938 -- Chamberlain-Hitler talks break down

Week 5
Monday, 26 September 1938 -- Hitler's new demands. ARP Sunday
Tuesday, 27 September 1938 -- Hitler sets ultimatum date of 1 October 1938
Wednesday, 28 September 1938 -- British fleet mobilises
Thursday, 29 September 1938 -- Chamberlain's third flight to Germany. Munich Conference begins
Friday, 30 September 1938 -- Munich Agreement signed
Saturday, 1 October 1938 -- 'peace for our time'

Week 6
Monday, 3 October 1938 -- German troops begin occupying Sudetenland. Polish forces occupy Teschen
Tuesday, 4 October 1938 -- British rearmament to continue
Wednesday, 5 October 1938
Thursday, 6 October 1938
Friday, 7 October 1938 -- House of Commons endorses Chamberlain's policy
Saturday, 8 October 1938

Series conclusion

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