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The day may come when my much cursed visit to Munich will be understood. Neither we nor the French were prepared for war. I am not responsible for this lack of preparation ... It would be rash to prophesy the verdict of history, but if full access is obtained to all the records it will be seen that I realized from the beginning our military weakness and did my best to postpone if I could not ...
Despite being warned about the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact he refused to dishonor the Anglo-Polish military alliance. However on 2 September 1939 he considered accepting Mussolini's offer of an international summit like the Munich Conference on the Polish situation.