I believe it is peace for our time.

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. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.
— British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, 30 September 1938.

He was of course mistaken. Britain declared war on Germany, just under one year later, on this day September 3rd, in 1940.

The image is of Chamberlain famously speaking when he landed in Britain, waving the piece of paper signed by himself, and “Herr Hitler”.  The words above were actually spoken outside 10 Downing Street later the same day.

Image: By Ministry of Information official photographer [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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