"if it wasn't for Chamberlain"
Neville Chamberlain
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Neville Chamberlain (1869-1940) was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister from 1937 to 1940.

He notoriously adopted a policy of appeasement towards Nazi Germany, epitomised by his signing of the Munich Agreement in 1938. He believed the agreement would maintain peace between Britain and Germany, but when Poland was invaded the following year the British Government (still under his Prime Ministership) decided that there was no option but to declare war on Germany.

Chamberlain died of bowel cancer in November 1940 after having resigned from the post of Prime Minister (due to his health problems) in September.