China: Boxer Rebellion
A comprehensive collection of fascinating photos, paintings, maps, and memorabilia (including specimens of the Campaign Medals issued by most of the Foreign Powers) related to the life in China during the Qing Dynasty. The primary focus of this album is on China's Boxer Rebellion of 1898-1901.
Obverse (front) side of the China Relief Expeditionary Medal 1900, with Relief of Pekin clasp awarded to F.J. White, Orderly, assigned onboard the H.M.S. Barfleur, who was wounded at Tientsin, 13 July 1900. White sustained a bullet wound right achilles tendon.
Reverse side of the China Relief Expeditionary Medal 1900, with Relief of Pekin clasp awarded to F.J. White, Orderly, assigned onboard the H.M.S. Barfleur, who was wounded at Tientsin, 13 July 1900. White sustained a bullet wound right achilles tendon.
Indian soldiers of the British Army, stationed In Tientsin, China, in 1911.
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1900. China. Boxer Rebellion takes its name from the term foreigners used to designate the members of the secret society known as the Righteous and Harmonius Fists.
Boxer Rebellion - in China
Germany sent only a small contingent to the relief of the foreign legions in Peking, but Kaiser Wilhelm II sent his men with this command: "Bear yourselves as Huns of Attila. For a thousand years, let the Chinese tremble at the approach of a German." The German imperial troops obeyed, with so much rape, looting and murder of Chinese citizens that the American and Japanese troops had to turn their guns several times on the Germans and threaten to shoot them, to restore order.
The China Inland Mission lost more members than any other missionary agency: 58 adults and 21 children were killed. However, in 1901, when the allied nations were demanding compensation from the Chinese government, Hudson Taylor refused to accept payment for loss of property or life in order to demonstrate the meekness and gentleness of Christ to the Chinese.
An artillery piece at the British Legation, possibly a home made gun known as 'Boxer Bill', used in the defense of the Legation, Peking, 1900.
Italian mounted infantry in Tientsin, China during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900.
The public execution of a “Boxer” leader in China at point-blank range during the Boxer Rebellion. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1900
Death Faces. Part III. Execution
This Day in History: Jun 20, 1900: Boxer Rebellion begins in China.
Boxer executions. Eight Power Allied Forces occupied Beijing during the Boxer Rebellion (1898-1900). Foreign troops, together with the Qing government yielded to the invaders, together with the foreign troops, executed the Boxers. Power Allied Forces took the opportunity to any looting in Beijing.