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German annexation of Sudentenland...

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October 02, 1938

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Detroit, Michigan, October 2, 1938 

* German annexation of Sudetenland begins 
* Czechoslovakia 
* Nazis - Adolph Hitler

This 30+ page newspaper has a four column headline on the front page: "Poland to Get Czech City Today as Germans Take Sudeten Area" with subheads. This is coverage on the beginning of the German annexation of the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. A little margin wear, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: Chamberlain met Hitler in Godesberg on September 22 to confirm the agreements. Hitler however, aiming to use the crisis as a pretext for war, now demanded not only the annexation of the Sudetenland but the immediate military occupation of the territories, giving the Czechoslovakian army no time to adapt their defence measures to the new borders. To achieve a solution, Italian prime minister Benito Mussolini suggested a conference of the major powers in Munich and on September 29, Hitler, Daladier and Chamberlain met and agreed to Mussolini's proposal (actually prepared by Hermann Göring) and signed the Munich Agreement accepting the immediate occupation of the Sudetenland. The Czechoslovak government, though not party to the talks, promised to abide by the agreement on September 30.

The Sudetenland was relegated to Germany between October 1 and October 10, 1938. The Czech part of Czechoslovakia was subsequently invaded by Germany in March 1939, with a portion being annexed and the remainder turned into a satellite state, the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. Slovakia declared its independence from Czechoslovakia, becoming the Slovak Republic, a Nazi ally.

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