Netflix’s Munich: The Edge of War is about Neville Chamberlain’s infamous appeasement summit with Adolf Hitler before the outbreak of World War II, with Jeremy Irons superbly portraying the feckless British prime minister. As the premier’s plane races down the runway toward Munich, viewers, knowing the consequence of ceding Hitler a chunk of Czechoslovakia, want to shout, “Abort, abort!!!”
The film’s epitaph justifies Chamberlain’s gambit as buying time for Britain to rearm. In reality, Chamberlain sincerely believed he had achieved “peace in our time,” but Hitler played Chamberlain for the fool.
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