(8) The Czechoslovakian government will release, within four weeks of the date of this agreement, all Sudeten Germans who wish to be released by their military and police forces, and the Czechoslovakian government will release, within the same period, the prisoners of the Sudetenland who will serve prison sentences for political offences. Australian Prime Minister Joseph Lyons said: “We warmly thank all those responsible for the result and appreciate the efforts of President Roosevelt and Signor Mussolini to set up the Munich Conference of Powers, which has shown a united desire for peace.”  On 28 September at 10 a.m., four hours before the deadline and without Hitler`s agreement at the request of Czechoslovakia, the British Ambassador to Italy, Lord Perth, summoned the Italian Foreign Minister, Galeazzo Ciano, to request an emergency meeting.  Perth informed Ciano that Chamberlain had ordered him to ask Mussolini in the negotiations and ask Hitler to delay the ultimatum.  At 11:00 a.m., Ciano met With Mussolini and informed him of Chamberlain`s proposal; Mussolini agreed and responded by questioning the Italian ambassador to Germany and telling him: “Go immediately to Fuhrer`s house and tell him that I will be by his side, but that I ask for a 24-hour delay before hostilities begin. In the meantime, I will study what can be done to solve the problem.  Hitler received Mussolini`s message during an interview with the French ambassador. Hitler told the ambassador: “My good friend, Benito Mussolini, asked me to delay the Marching Orders of the German Army by 24 hours, and I agreed. Of course, this was not a concession, since the invasion date was set for October 1, 1938.  After a meeting with Chamberlain, Lord Perth Mussolini and Chamberlain`s request thanked Mussolini for attending a four-power conference in Munich on 29 September from the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy to resolve the Sudetenland problem before the 14:00 deadline. Mussolini agreed.  Hitler`s only request was to have Mussolini involved in the negotiations of the conference.  As President of the United States, Franklin D.