British Prime Minister who followed a path of appeasement with Hitler and Mussolini, giving away territory to them to preserve the peace.
Recognized the mistake of appeasement policies and spoke out against Chamberlain's path. He would become Prime Minister after the war starts.
Giving up principles in order to pacify an enemy.
In August of 1939, Germany signs a treaty promising not to go to war with each other. Without Russia on the side of Allies, Hitler felt free to attack Poland, which would lead to the outbreak of World II.
Literally "lightening war" it was the new method of warfare utilizing speed and overwhelming use of technology to steamroll an enemy. Took place of the trench warfare.
Charles De Gaulle
After the fall of France, in the spring of 1940, General De Gaulle fled to England and set up the French government exile.