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Full text of "The Struggle For Peace"

require urgent settlement. Troop movements have taken
place in the direction of Teschen and considerable popular
feeling has been aroused in Poland. The Hungarian Govern-
ment has been encouraged by the visits of the Regent to
Field-Marshal Goering at Rominten on 2oth September
and of the Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and
Chief of the General Staff to Berchtesgaden on 2ist September.
Mobilisation measures have been taken to double the strength
of the Hungarian Army.
" In view of these developments, the task of finding a
solution of the Sudeten German problem was still further
complicated. However, on the 22nd I went back to Germany
to Godesberg on the Rhine, where the Chancellor had
appointed a meeting-place as being more convenient for me
than the remote Berchtesgaden. Once again I had a very
warm welcome in the streets and villages through which I
passed, demonstrating to me the desire of the German people
for peace, and on the afternoon of my arrival I had my second
meeting with the Chancellor. During my stay in London the
Government had worked out with the French Government
arrangements for effecting the transfer of the territory pro-
posed, and also for delimiting the final frontier. I explained
these to Herr Hitler—he was not previously aware of them—
and I also told him about the proposed guarantee against
unprovoked aggression.
" On the point of a guarantee he made no objection, but
said he could not enter into a guarantee unless other Powers,
including Italy, were also guarantors. I said, I had not asked
him to enter into a guarantee but I had intended to ask him
whether he was prepared to conclude a pact of non-aggression
with the new Czechoslovakia. He said he could not enter
into such a pact while other minorities in Czechoslovakia
were still unsatisfied; but hon. Members will see that he
has since put his views in a more positive form, and said that
when they are satisfied he will then be prepared to join in
an international guarantee. At this particular time, however,
no further discussion took place between us on the subject
of a guarantee. Herr Hitler said he could not accept the
other proposals I had described to him, on the ground that
they were too dilatory and offered too many opportunities