9 comments on “Well done to the Express here

  1. @Mister Hilter

    Due to the “Polish Corridor” which resulted in the isolation of East Prussia from the bulk of Germany?

  2. I amuse my wife by frequently pointing out authors and journalists confusing East and West. It’s pretty common.

    I can’t remember ever seeing anyone confuse North and South. I conclude that such errors come from people who think in terms of maps but can’t distinguish left from right. Mainly women, then?

  3. You can’t be both in Eastern Poland and also just east of the German border…

    …except, if you’re a historian interested in the period immediately pre-and-post WW2 then you kind of can, since the border between Germany and Poland moved Westward by a significant margin.

    The current border between Germany and Poland is along the line of the river Oder and the Lusatian Neisse. This incorporates former German territories of East Prussia, Pomerania, East Brandenburg, and Silesia which were given over to the Poles in 1945 (with the subsequent expulsion of resident Germans) in 1945. This was mostly in recognition of their loss of about 20% of Polish territory in the East to the Soviet Union.

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