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The Submarine Telegraph Between England and France – 28 August 1850

‘We live in an age of wonders…’ On 28 August 1850, the laying of the Channel Telegraph between Dover and Cap Gris Nez was finally completed. Included below is a newspaper story – published in early September 1850 – that reports on this historic event. We really enjoyed reading this particular report about the completion of the Channel Telegraph project, as it contains a terrific mix of technical detail with lyricism about the wonders of modern communication. Carlisle Journal –

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