Peking 1900

Peking 1900

The Boxer Rebellion

Campaign 85
  • Author: Peter Harrington
  • Illustrator: Michael Perry
  • Short code: CAM 85
  • Publication Date: 25 May 2001
  • Number of Pages: 96
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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.

Biographical Note

Peter Harrington, a native of Manchester, England, is currently the curator of the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection at the John Hay Library of Brown University, Rhode Island, USA. He is an authority on artists and war and has written extensively on the subject, including British Artists and War: The Face of Battle in Paintings and Prints (1993), as well as organising a number of exhibitions on war art. This is his third book in the Osprey Campaign series, his others being Campaign 12: Culloden 1746 and Campaign 35: Plassey 1757.Alan Perry was born in 1961 and bought up in North London. He has worked for Games Workshop and Wargames Foundry for 22 years and 16 years respectively as a sculptor/designer. His previous work for Osprey includes Campaign 54: Shiloh 1862 Michael Perry is the twin brother of Alan and has also worked for Games Workshop and Wargames Foundry. He has illustrated several books for Osprey, specialising in Chinese subjects, including Men-at-Arms 275: The Taiping Rebellion 1851-66.

Contents

Background to the Boxer Rebellion
Chronology
Opposing Commanders
Opposing Armies
Opposing Plans
The Siege and Relief of Peking
The aftermath of the Siege
The Battlefield Today
Guide to Further Reading
Index

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