Winston Churchill, British statesman, World War II, 1939-1945. Churchill (1874-1965), Britain's wartime Prime Minister, smiling and smoking a cigar, shakes hands with a soldier. (Photo by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector/Getty Images)
Mussolini, Hitler, French PM Daladier (shaking with Mussolini), and interpreter Schmidt during the Munich Conference, Germany, 29 Sep 1938. The conference gave Hitler a free hand in Czechoslovakia, which was quickly absorbed into the Reich.