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The Illustrated London News, June 11, 1842.

Peter Snow presents a history series in which the stories are provided by archive newspapers.

Just days after its first appearance on the news-stands, the ILN features the latest on the fall-out from an attempt on the life of Queen Victoria and news of test-runs for the state-of-the-art atmospheric railway at Wormwood Scrubs. The main feature, however, describes the continued agonising over the British army's catastrophic retreat from Kabul.

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