Peking 1900, The Boxer Rebellion
96 page book.
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About this book
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.
- Background to the Boxer Rebellion
- Opposing Commanders
- Opposing Armies
- Opposing Plans
- The Siege and Relief of Peking
- The aftermath of the Siege
- The Battlefield Today
- Guide to Further Reading
Paperback; May 2001; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781841761817