Well done to the Express hereDecember 2, 2019 Tim WorstallThe Germans9 CommentsDoesn’t really work. You can’t be both in Eastern Poland and also just east of the German border….. previousInterestingnextTrump and tariffs 9 thoughts on “Well done to the Express here” Mister Hilter December 2, 2019 at 7:32 pm You could in 1940. bloke in spain December 2, 2019 at 8:14 pm East Prussia? Pcar December 2, 2019 at 8:31 pm @Mister Hilter Due to the “Polish Corridor” which resulted in the isolation of East Prussia from the bulk of Germany? Jussi December 2, 2019 at 9:14 pm “Springtime for Hitler and Germany, winter for Poland and France” —Mel Brooks dearieme December 2, 2019 at 10:01 pm 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? Gamecock December 3, 2019 at 12:01 am I bet the Russians killed ’em. John Galt December 3, 2019 at 4:48 pm 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. dearieme December 3, 2019 at 7:24 pm In the Tel, this very morn: Samoa reported as being 3600 miles west of Australia. See?! Pcar December 3, 2019 at 10:17 pm @dearieme rofl – numbers too: Samoa is about 20,000 miles West of Aus ; ) Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.