Thanks to the confiscation of Bohemia and Moravia, the THIRD Reich gained all the skilled workers and heavy industry that were placed there, as well as all the weapons of the Czechoslovak army. During the Battle of France in 1940, about 25% of all German weapons came from the protectorate. The Third Reich also acquired all of Czechoslovakia`s gold treasury, including gold stored at the Bank of England. Of a total of 227 tons of gold found in salt mines after the war, only 18.4 tons were repatriated to Czechoslovakia in 1982, but most came from Czechoslovakia. Czechoslovakia was also forced to “sell” war material to the Wehrmacht for 648 million pre-war Czechoslovak grains, a debt that was never repaid. [Citation required] Dismayed, Chamberlain said, “This is an ultimatum!” “Not at all,” Hitler replied, pointing to the top of the sheet, “it`s with the word `memorandum.` He then offered an immediate concession (imagine a cat noodling with a mouse.) He said the Czechs could have until Oct. 1 to evacuate. German troops occupied these territories between 1 and 10 October 1938. Chamberlain believed he had a “personal influence” on Hitler, and he believed it by saying, “You are the first man to have obtained concessions from me in many years.” He asked Beneš to accept Germany`s requests. . . .