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Sketch of the operations on the River Pei-ho on the 24th & 25th of June, 1859 [cartographic material]
Bib ID 3505330
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
Author
Great Britain. War Office. Topographical Department
 
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Scale Scale not given. 
Description {Southhampton, Eng.?] : Lithd. at the Topographical and Statistical Depot, War Department, under the direction of Capt. M. Petrie, 14th Regt. I. Staff, [1859?] 
1 map ; 33.8 x 28 cm. 
Notes

Military sketch of the Chinese fortifications near the mouth of the River Pei-ho and flows into the Gulf of Pechili. Towards the end of the Second Opium War, the Chinese refused to admit foreign diplomats to the capital Peking [i.e. Beijing], British Admiral Sir James Hope attempted to force passage of the Peiho [i.e. Han] River on 25 June 1859 with eleven gun boats and a landing force of 1,100 men, but met severe resistance. He was himself twice wounded, and two ships were sunk beneath him. Of the eleven gunboats, six were sunk or disabled. The landing force became bogged down in mud and had to retreat. The British lost 89 killed and 345 wounded in this operation.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-231242233

Subjects Military topography -- China -- Taku forts -- Maps.  |  Taku forts (China) -- History, Military -- Maps.  |  China -- History -- Taiping Rebellion, 1850-1864 -- Maps.  |  Taku forts (China) -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1859 
Other authors/contributors Petrie, M

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