My Dear Prime Minister

I feel I must write and ask your guidance as to my personal position in the present situation.

First of all, let me make it plain, as I have already said in the Cabinet, that I accept and am fully prepared to take my share in defending the Munich Agreement.

On the other hand I cannot conceal from myself, that the last few weeks, and particularly the last few days, have disclosed between you and me a considerable divergence of view.

I am afraid that I remain profoundly sceptical of Nazi promises and shall do so until I see peaceful words accompanied by pacific deeds. I can therefore only regard the present situation not as "peace in our time" but as an uneasy truce …