The historical facts are in no way consistent with the accusations hurled by American hawks at former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.
The American public seems to believe that Chamberlain lost the confidence of the British House Commons after this act.
The Right wing propaganda machine, supported by the MSM, continues to retail this distortion of history.
Chamberlain challenged the Nazis on the very first front accessible to British forces: the Norwegian city of Narvik.
Churchill then presided over the Battle of France, the Dunkirk retreat, the Battle of the Atlantic and the terrible devastation of the London blitz.
Had the German Eighth Army not been destroyed at Stalingrad and the entire eastern front placed in jeopardy by the Soviets' Red Army, it is unlikely the conflict ever would have turned favorably for the British.
The simple fact of the matter was that the UK and France between them did not have the forces to interfere with, let alone block, German rearmament or expansion.
The appeasement myth probably has its beginnings in John F. Kennedy's seminal book, Why England Slept.
Since Joseph Kennedy, the patriarch of the Kennedy clan, was prominent supporter and admirer of Hitler and the Third Reich in pre World War II politics, it was important to the Kennedy political ambitions for the clan to distance themselves from their father's previous position.
Young Jack's book provided the intellectual ammo that, combined with Joe Jr's stellar war record, would have established the Kennedy bona fides for the 1956 Presidential election. The election Joe Jr. was supposed to have won.
On an intellectual and moral basis the hard-liners are on no better ground than they are on historical factuality.
In order for the appeasers to be wrong, there must be an alternative argument that is right.