Peking 1900: The Boxer Rebellion by Peter HarringtonPeking 1900: The Boxer Rebellion by Peter Harrington

Peking 1900: The Boxer Rebellion

byPeter HarringtonIllustratorMichael Perry

Paperback | May 25, 2001

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Osprey's study of the violent Boxer Rebellion, which swept northern China in 1900. 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.
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 ...
Title:Peking 1900: The Boxer RebellionFormat:PaperbackPublished:May 25, 2001Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841761818

ISBN - 13:9781841761817

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Table of 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