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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.

Indian soldiers of the British Army, stationed In Tientsin, China, in 1911.

Murder of the German ambassador, Baron von Ketteler, on June 20, 1900.

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.

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.

Qing Imperial Army cadets in uniform at Tientsin, before the battle against the foreign Eight Nations force.

Chinese Christian converts flee from the Boxer Rebellion in China, 1900.

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.

Lieutenant Leighton S. Bracegirdle, who served with the Naval Brigade during the Boxer Rebellion, 1900-1901.

A group of the Royal Marine Light Infantry members who assisted during the defense of the British Legation during the Boxer Rebellion, Peking, 1900.

Seven members of the Royal Marine Light Infantry and one of the Naval Brigade during the Boxer Rebellion, Peking, 1900.

Japanese troops next to formations of other foreign troops of the China Relief Expedition at the “Boxer Protocol”, 1901.

Italian mounted infantry in Tientsin, China during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900.

Signing of the Boxer Protocol, Ending the Rebellion.

The public execution of a “Boxer” leader in China at point-blank range during the Boxer Rebellion. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1900

Boxer rebellion in China, 1900.

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.

Chinese Imperial Troops during the Boxer Boxer Rebellion (1898-1900).

Chinese official who rescued some of the foreign legation members during the Boxer Rebellion. He is one of the Qing dynasty nobility, attired in Mandarin attire.

American military forces being resupplied with junks on the river in China during the Boxer Rebellion, 1898-1900.

U.S. Army encampment outside the Meridian Gate (Wumen) of the Forbidden City during the Boxer Rebellion, 1898-1900. These men wear the older uniforms

Bengal lancers unit horses are transported in open rail cars during the Boxer Rebellion, 1898-1900.

Munitions captured from the Chinese Boxers and imperial Qing forces during China's Boxer Rebellion, 1898-1900.