Daily Telegraph says World War II to start soon

September 1, 2009, the start of WWII

Today’s Daily Telegraph carries the following story online: “Russia accuses Poland of starting Second World Warβ€Ž –
Russia has accused Poland of provoking the outbreak of the Second World War by refusing to accede to the “very modest” demands of Nazi Germany.”

I had just downloaded the Telegraph’s mobile G1 Android version on to my mobile, and so was amazed to see the author had in such a sensitive piece got the date of the start of WWII, with Germany invading Poland, on 1 September 2009. As a former local NCTJ journalist I of course rang the paper but was told by a very well spoken lady that the relevant department was closed.

Anyhow no doubt you, like me, won’t believe your eyes when you see it so here’s the extract from the screenshot to prove I’m not kidding:

When Germany invaded Poland...

PS: The DT’s Andy King emailed me back this morning (Friday 5th), after I alerted them to the error last night via email form, to say the error had been corrected, and to thank me for taking the time and trouble to highlight this matter. Cheers! I’d just like to thank the Telegraph for being the first newspaper to be a Google Android content provider.

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