This fourth talk became Chapter 5 of Lewis' book 'Mere Christianity' and was originally called 'What do we do about it?’ ) 0:04 The chimes of Big Ben are a prayer found in the clock room: "All through this hour/ Lord, be my guide/ That by Thy power / No foot shall slide": drive.google.com/file/d/0B9MmcPqIiEnKOVhzYXhJdFhwSTA/view?usp=sharing
10:10 “Peace in our time”: In what turns out to be one of the most disastrous and bloody political decisions in human history, Neville Chamberlain believed Hitler’s comforting lies and made a peace deal with the regime, thereby sacrificing the most modern military force east of Nazi Germany - democratic Czechoslovakia and its million-man army. In this decision Chamberlain unknowingly assigned some 60+ million people to death. With the eastern defences of Czechoslovakia and Poland given away, Germany could now attack westward with all its armies.
By the time Chamberlain was thrown from office, Winston Churchill faced a Nazi Germany that had increased comparatively in military strength - it now had four times the aircraft of Britain -and utilised the entire military industry of Czechoslovakia and Poland . Britain didn’t have a single eastern or western European ally remaining: France and the Low Countries had been defeated by Hitler; Scandinavia, the Baltic states and Poland had been defeated by Stalin and Hitler; and northern Africa by Mussolini. Due to the Munich betrayal, the International Socialists led by Stalin decided to ally with Britain’s National Socialist enemy.
You can find the book here: www.amazon.com/Mere-Christianity-C-S-Lewis/dp/0060652926
Talk 5 ('Listener's Questions') was the final talk in this first radio series. See esvid.net/video/v%C3%ADdeo-l_VYCqCexow.html
2 oct 2015