However, a lawsuit was filed by the Hollinger International board to try to block Black from selling his shares in Hollinger Inc.
until an investigation into his dealings was completed.
The newspaper was asked to organise a crossword competition, after which each of the successful participants was contacted and asked if they would be prepared to undertake "a particular type of work as a contribution to the war effort". On the death of his father in 1954, Seymour Berry, 2nd Viscount Camrose assumed the chairmanship of the Daily Telegraph with his brother Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell as his editor-in-chief.
During this period, the company saw the launch of sister paper The Sunday Telegraph in 1960.
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.
Black, through his holding company Ravelston Corporation, owned 78% of Hollinger Inc.
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
The Electronic Telegraph launched in 1995 with 'The Daily Telegraph Guide to the Internet' by writer Sue Schofield for an annual charge of £180.00.
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.