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Visiting Hitler, and the Second World War

Even though he became an opponent of appeasement, in September 1936 David Lloyd George, along with Megan and Gwilym, spent two weeks in Germany and met Adolf Hitler twice. Hitler had been in power for three and a half years and had managed to eradicate mass unemployment, and this attracted Lloyd George to come and meet him. They discussed the international situation, agriculture, and social policy. Lloyd George was very enthusiastic about Germany's policies towards unemployment, health insurance, welfare organisations and leisure. He was impressed with what he saw and was entranced by Hitler. After returning he made some very generous comments about his host. This visit did a great deal of harm to Lloyd George's reputation.