How Long Did The Munich Agreement Last
Meanwhile, the British government has asked Benea to ask for a mediator. As he did not want to sever his government`s relations with Western Europe, the heirs reluctantly agreed. The British appointed Lord Runciman, the former Liberal cabinet minister, who arrived in Prague on 3 August to convince Benes to accept an acceptable plan for the Sudeten Germans.  On 20 July, Bonnet informed the Czechoslovakian ambassador in Paris that France, while publicly declaring its support for the Czechoslovakian negotiations, was not prepared to go to war on the Sudetenland.  In August, the German press was full of stories of Czechoslovakian atrocities against the Sudeten Germans, with the intention of forcing the West to put pressure on the Czechoslovakians to make concessions.  Hitler hoped that the Czechoslovaks would refuse and that the West would feel morally justified in abandoning the Czechoslovaks to their fate.  In August, Germany sent 750,000 troops along the border with Czechoslovakia, officially as part of military maneuvers.   On September 4 or 5, Erbe presented the fourth plan, which met almost all of the requirements of the agreement. The Sudeten Germans were invited by Hitler to the prairies to avoid compromise, and the SdP organized demonstrations which, on 7 September, provoked a police operation in Ostrava, during which two of its deputies were arrested.  The Sudeten Germans used the incident and the false allegations of other atrocities as a pretext to interrupt further negotiations.   We suffered a total and total defeat…
You will find that Czechoslovakia will be involved in the Nazi regime in a period that can be measured in years, but in terms of months. We are in a first-line disaster… we have suffered a defeat without war, the consequences of which will take us far along our path… we have taken a terrible step in our history, when the whole balance of Europe is disfigured and the terrible words have been uttered for the moment against Western democracies: “You are balanced and you have found unwanted things”. And don`t assume it`s the end. This is just the beginning of the settlement of accounts. This is only the first sip, the first taste of a bitter chalice that is offered to us year after year, unless we recover by a supreme restoration of moral health and warrior strength and we take our point of view for freedom as in ancient times. On 22 September, Chamberlain, who wanted to travel to Bad Godesberg for further conversations just before his plane to Germany, told the press who met him there that “my goal is peace in Europe, I hope this journey is the way to that peace.”  Chamberlain came to Cologne, where he received a big reception with a German band that played “God Save the King” and Germans who offered flowers and gifts to Chamberlain.
 Chamberlain had calculated that full acceptance of the German annexation of all Sudetenland without reduction would force Hitler to accept the agreement.  When Hitler heard, he replied, “Does this mean that the Allies have accepted the transfer of the Sudetenland to Germany?”, Chamberlain replied “Exactly,” to which Hitler replied by shaking his head, saying that the Allies` offer was insufficient.