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The Boxer Rebellion

Written by Peter HarringtonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Peter Harrington
Illustrated by Michael PerryAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Michael Perry

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On Sale: April 23, 2013
Pages: 96 | ISBN: 978-1-4728-0304-7
Published by : Osprey Publishing Osprey Publishing
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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.

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