The highest command of Germany and Italy during the “Munich conspiracy” in 1938.
In the photo, the bottom row, from left to right: Hermann Goering (Reichsmarschall of the Third Reich and Reichsminister of Aviation) Benito Mussolini (“duce” – leader of the Italian fascists), Adolf Hitler (Reichskanzler, “Führer” – leader of the German Nazis), Count Galiazzo Ciano Foreign Affairs of Italy, Mussolini’s son-in-law, married to his eldest daughter Edda).
In the second row: Rudolf Hess (Adolf Hitler’s deputy for the Nazi Party), Heinrich Himmler (SS Reichsfuhrer), and in the center – Wilhelm Keitel (general, head of the OKW – Supreme Command of the Wehrmacht (armed forces of the Third Reich)).
September 30, 1938 agreement was signed by British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, French Prime Minister Edouard Daladier, German Reich Chancellor Adolf Hitler and Italian Prime Minister Benito Mussolini. The agreement concerned the transfer of the Sudetenland by Czechoslovakia to Germany.
Location: Munich, Germany