3rd China War

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3rd China War
1898-1901
Chronological list of Wars and Campaigns
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Location: China
Combatants:
Eight Nation Alliance Righteous Harmony Society
Qing Empire
Result: Allied victory
Medals:
3rd China War Medal
Clasps: Taku Forts, Defence of Legations, Relief of Pekin
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Also known as the The Boxer Rebellion.
The Summary of this article is only concerned with the role of British India in the conflict.

Summary

The Society of Righteous and Harmonious Fists (Yìhétuán), known in English as Boxers, was a peasant organisation in Shandong Province responding to fiscal crises and natural disasters which they blamed on the presence of foreigners in China. Initially suppressed by the Qing dynasty they were later encouraged as part of a movement to expel foreign powers which had imposed an open-door policy on China. Christians were massacred and foreign legations in Peking were besieged.

A relief force under Vice-Admiral Edward Seymour attempted to reach Peking but was forced to turn back. This was followed by an international force, under Lieutenant-General Alfred Gaselee, called the Eight-Nation Alliance which raised the legation siege and occupied Peking. The Qing government was forced to sign the Boxer Protocol in September 1901 and pay a huge indemnity to the allied powers.

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Seymour's Column
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External Links

Historical books online

"Despatches from China" The London Gazette 6 November 1900 Issue: 27244 Page: 6759
"Despatches from China" The London Gazette 11 December 1900 Issue: 27255 Page: 8373
"Despatches from Lieutenant-General Sir Alfred Gaselee, Commanding the British Contingent, China Expeditionary Force". The London Gazette 14 May 1901 Issue: 27313 Page: 3273
"Despatches from Lieutenant-General Sir Alfred Gaselee, Commanding the British Contingent, China Expeditionary Force" The London Gazette 13 September 1901 Issue: 27354 Page: 6047
China No 1 (1900): Further Correspondence respecting the Affairs of China (In continuation of China No 1and 2 (1899). Presented to both houses of Parliament by command of His Majesty March 1900. HMSO. Archive.org
China No 2 (1900) : Correspondence with the United States Government respecting Foreign Trade in China. Presented to both houses of Parliament by command of His Majesty April 1900. HMSO. Archive.org
China No 3 (1900): Correspondence respecting the Insurrectionary Movement in China Presented to both Houses of Parliament July 1900. HMSO. Archive.org
China No 1 (1901) Correspondence respecting the Disturbances in China (in continuation of China No. 3, 1900). Presented to both houses of Parliament by command of His Majesty, February 1901. HMSO. Archive.org
China No 3 (1901) Further Correspondence respecting Events at Peking. In continuation of China No 4 (1900). Presented to both houses of Parliament by command of His Majesty, April 1901. HMSO. Archive.org
China No 7 (1901) Correspondence respecting the Imperial Railway of North China. Presented to both houses of Parliament by command of His Majesty, August 1901. HMSO. Archive.org
"The Boxer War in China" page 517 Under the old flag; recollections of military operations in the war for the Union, the Spanish war, the Boxer rebellion, Volume II by James Harrison Wilson 1912 Archive.org
The Boxer Uprising : Cheefoo, Taku, Tien-tsin : a part of Underwood & Underwood's stereoscopic tour through China by James Ricalton 1902 Text only , no images, in respect of 26 stereographs. With 3 maps (at rear of volume)