This ticket is a unique survival of a journey, the occasion of which sealed the fate of millions. Chamberlain flew to Munich on 29th September 1938 to meet with Hitler in order to settle the question of Sudetenland and to get assurances from Hitler that he would not invade the rest of Czechoslovakia. 'Settlement was possible only on the basic of self-determination, which meant the cesession of the Sudeten districts in which Germans were a majority of the population. That had already been agreed: it was Hitler's assumption of the rights of a victor in war that the Czechs, supported in this by Great Britain and France, found intolerable. In a few hours at Munich the Godesberg terms were so modified that the Czech government accepted them. At 12:30 a.m. Friday, 30th September 1938 the agreement was signed which was said to be "Symbolic of the desire of our two peoples never to go to war again"; and "the method of consultation shall be the method adopted to deal with any other questions that may concern our two countries". This document had been prepared by Chamberlain in advance with the thought in his mind that, if it were violated, it would effectually damn Hitler. In the evening of the 30th September Chamberlain was welcomed back to London by vast
crowds of cheering people acclaiming him as the saviour of the peace
which consequently gave rise to Chamberlain's "Peace in our time" speech' (DNB p.2560). But in March the following year Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia, then Poland and on the 3rd of September Britain declared war on Germany.