Reduced to rubble by Allied bombs during World War II, Munich has made an impressive recovery, becoming one of Europe's most livable big cities. During the air raids on Munich the station was heavily hit, but it was not until February 25, 1945 that train traffic had to be redirected after 112 bomb attacks destroyed nearly two million cubic metres of enclosed space containing 15,000 inhabitants. Comprised largely of University of Munich students, the White Rose published and distributed several pamphlets speaking out against Third Reich. The Munich Agreement was an astonishingly successful strategy for the Nazi party leader Adolf Hitler (1889–1945) in the months leading up to World War II. Information from Viator Tour description. He witnessed the first bombing of Munich from afar and recorded some of the stories that were circulating immediately afterwards: During World War II the Germans also captured weapons from the countries, that were invaded and occupied, adding millions of new weapons to the Wehrmacht. Aristocrat and intellectual Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen despised the Nazi regime and despaired for Germany. Augsburg, twenty miles to the west, was a main centre of diesel engine production (and still is today). Gain insight into the rise of the Nazi party during World War II on a full-day combo tour of Munich. Munich Agreement, settlement reached by Germany, Britain, France, and Italy in Munich in September 1938 that let Germany annex the Sudetenland, in western Czechoslovakia. ("Ich kämpfe," Munich, 1943) It was a part of Germany, and still is today. Heres a full rundown from end WW1 to end WW2. The bombing of Munich (Luftangriffe auf München) took place mainly in the later stages of World War II.Munich was, and is, a significant German city, as much culturally as well as industrially. The shell grotto was reconstructed with the help of Nazi photographs. The day starts with a 2.5-hour walking tour of sites associated with Adolf Hitler and the Nazis in the old town of Munich. The White Rose was a non-violent resistance group based in Munich during World War II. By Rick Steves. A view of Munich some time later in the war, the raid of October 1942 was the first of 71 attacks on the city. British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain claimed that the agreement had achieved ‘peace for our time,’ but World War II began in September 1939. After World War II in the 1950's and early 1960's the US Army developed new Infantry weapons, for example the M-60 Machine gun was inspired by the MG-34 and 42 Machine guns The agreement was signed on Sept. 30, 1938, and in it, the powers of Europe willingly conceded to Nazi Germany's demands for the Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia to keep "peace in our time." The group was destroyed in 1943 when many of its key members were caught and executed. The building was badly bombed during the war, and the fire-damaged Festsaal was rebuilt somewhat differently from its 1920s-1930s appearance, but the plaque was located in the open area between these windows along the street side of the hall (the right side, as you walk in). With its monarchs disposed of after WWI it was now part of Germany, and so sent men to fight, as did every other German state. Munich, though largely rebuilt, still has a sense of that Old World charm.