Peking 1900

The Boxer Rebellion

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In 1900 a violent rebellion swept northern China – the Boxer Rebellion. The Boxers were a secret society who sought to rid their country of the pernicious influence of the foreign powers who had gradually acquired a stranglehold on China. With the connivance of the Imperial Court they laid siege to the legation quarter of Peking. Trapped inside were an assortment of diplomats, civilians and a small number of troops. They were all Sir Claude Macdonald, the British Minister in Peking, had to defend against thousands of hostile Boxers and Imperial troops. It would now be a race against time. Could the rag-tag defenders hold out long enough for the gathering relief force to reach them? This book describes the desperate series of events as the multinational force rushed to their rescue.

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Published Mar 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472803047
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 72 b/w; 30 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 85
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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