Peking 1900: The Boxer Rebellion
Praeger, 1 janv. 2005 - 96 pages
In the 19th century China was gradually becoming another colony of the European powers that saw in her many riches that were ripe for the picking. From 1860 when Britain went to war with her, until the end of the century, China was constantly at odds with the world powers and her neighbours. While she was attempting to modernise, the archaic condition of her army was displayed in the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 when she was soundly beaten by the new Asian upstart. The great powers saw this as the opportunity for more exploitation and land grabbing. By 1897, the Chinese were desperate to remove all foreigners from their land and used the Boxers as a tool for this purpose. Numerous atrocities were committed against foreigners, particularly missionaries, and in the middle of 1900 they turned their attention on the diplomatic missions in Peking.
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BACKGROUND TO THE SIEGE OF PEKING
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14 August 15 August 17 June Alfred Gaselee allied forces allied troops Anne S.K. Brown anti-foreign Army arrived artillery attack Austrian Baron von Ketteler barricade battalions besieged bivouac Bntish bombardment Boxer Rebellion British Legation compound Brown Military Collection Brown University Library capital Captain capture cavalry China Chinese Chinese forces City wall civilians Claude MacDonald command contingent Count von Waldersee defence fighting fire foreign settlements Frederic French garrison Gaselee gate German guard gunboat guns HMS Fame Hsiku Arsenal Imperial troops Infantry Italian Japanese Jean July Ketteler killed Langfang Legation Quarter Manchu ministers missionaries murder naval Peiho River Peitang Cathedral Peking photograph Prince Ch'ing Prince Tuan Province railway Regiment relief column relief expedition relief force relief of Peking Royal Engineers Russians S.K. Brown Military Sharf Collection shell siege Sir Claude MacDonald Sir Edward Seymour soldiers South Taku Forts Tartar City Tientsin Tongku Tsungli Yamen Tung Pien Volunteers wounded Yangtsun