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During the Second World War, The Daily Telegraph covertly helped in the recruitment of code-breakers for Bletchley Park. Hawes of Dagenham who finished the crossword in less than eight minutes.The ability to solve The Telegraphs crossword in under 12 minutes was considered to be a recruitment test. Both the Camrose (Berry) and Burnham (Levy-Lawson) families remained involved in management until Conrad Black took control in 1986.In 1937, the newspaper absorbed The Morning Post, which traditionally espoused a conservative position and sold predominantly amongst the retired officer class.Originally William Ewart Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose, bought The Morning Post with the intention of publishing it alongside The Daily Telegraph, but poor sales of the former led him to merge the two.
In 1928 the son of Baron Burnham, Harry Lawson Webster Levy-Lawson, 2nd Baron Burnham, sold the paper to William Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose, in partnership with his brother Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley and Edward Iliffe, 1st Baron Iliffe.The two sister newspapers are run separately, with different editorial staff, but there is cross-usage of stories.Articles published in either may be published on the Telegraph Media Group's website, under the title of The Telegraph.Desmond withdrew in March 2004, when the price climbed above £600m, In November 2004, The Telegraph celebrated the tenth anniversary of its website, Electronic Telegraph, now re-launched as