NAZI PARTY EVENTS: THE 'REICHSPARTY DAY OF HONOUR', NUREMBERG, GERMANY, SEPTEMBER 1936
Heinkel He 51s fly in formation as part of events at the 'Reichsparty Day of Honour' at Nuremberg. The 'day of honour' was actually held between 8 and 14 September. Four Nazi flags can be seen and several people are visible in the foreground, watching the flypast.
Instituted in the hope of avoiding war, appeasement was the name given to Britain’s policy in the 1930s of allowing Hitler to expand German territory unchecked. Most closely associated with British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, it is now widely discredited as a policy of weakness. Yet at the time, it was a popular and seemingly pragmatic policy.
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.