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The first Afghan war

September 17th, 2010

Episode 153 of 495 episodes

In this talk, journalist and historian Jules Stewart will guide us through the 1838-1842 period of Afghan history. Just some of the events explored include the Persian siege of Herat with Russian assistance, which Britain feared would lead to an invasion of India through Afghanistan, and the issuance of the infamous Simla Manifesto that justified the invasion.

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