Polish troops were mobilised and put on full alert last night as reports came in that a United Kingdom Independence Party supporter had placed an online order for a decommissioned World War II German Tiger Tank.
Polish Defence Minister Lech Vorzinsky told waiting reporters “It’s probably nothing but you can’t be too careful can you? After all, look at what happened in 1939”
The man who ordered the tank, Rupert Robertson-Smythe, a 56-year-old stockbroker from Kingston, Surrey, and a long time supporter of the far-right party was unrepentant when told of the furore.
“Talk about over-reaction! I haven’t even annexed The Sudentenland yet!”