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Re: Foreign Military Forces in China

Post by Peter H » 01 Jun 2011 08:01

From ebay,seller dixie_auctions

US Marines pass Soochow Creek,Shanghai 1937.One holds his nose because of the smell.
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Re: Foreign Military Forces in China

Post by Peter H » 01 Jun 2011 08:06

Same source.

Dutch Marine also at Shanghai 1937

From: http://www.artbridgeinternational.com/history.asp
In 1863 The Netherlands started official diplomatic relations with Imperial China through the Treaty of Tientsin. After the Boxer uprisings in 1900, in which the Chinese population inflicted their rage upon the Westerners in their country and besieged the Dutch legation amongst others,a Dutch marine corps has been stationed at their legation for the protection of Dutch properties on the mainland of China. These Dutch marines were kept in China until 1937....

Dutch military marines on mainland China

After the so-called Boxer-uprising has been knocked down and suppressed by the foreign military troops, the Dutch government was given an indemnification amount of 1,4 million Dutch guilders for the loss of their legation-building and the furniture. The Dutch used this money to establish a new building on the same spot of 8000 square meters. This new building consisted of a walled-in enclosure wherein several buildings were situated. The main building has been designed by a well-known Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers. Within this enclosure also a small military barrack has been build, where there were about 30 military marines to guard this complex. They stayed there until about the year 1923. Not only have these Dutch military guarded the Dutch legation in Beijing after the Boxer uprisings, but these marines have also been involved in a short action in Shanghai in the year 1927 for the protection of Dutch properties in that city (for instance the building of the Dutch Bank). Shanghai in that year has been a stage of fight between Chinese nationalists and local warlords and there have also been slaughtering in which most the Chinese communists found their dead. Foreigners were left alone.

Except for a short protection action in 1932, the Dutch marines few years later (1937) returned to Shanghai in order to protect Dutch possessions.
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Re: Foreign Military Forces in China

Post by oirob » 01 Jun 2011 08:55

from ebayseller coyotesurplus:

US Marines in Shanghai 1927
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Re: Foreign Military Forces in China

Post by Peter H » 01 Jun 2011 09:48

From ebay,seller mmtt02

Shanghai 1932--Americans & British together
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Re: Foreign Military Forces in China

Post by oirob » 15 Jun 2011 12:36

US Army maneuvers in Tientsin:

http://chinamarine.org/Tientsin/ButlersExpedition.aspx
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Re: Foreign Military Forces in China

Post by AVV » 15 Jun 2011 14:01

Hello!
oirob wrote:US Army maneuvers in Tientsin:
What model of a tractor is this one?

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Re: Foreign Military Forces in China

Post by The Edge » 16 Jun 2011 23:15

AVV wrote:What model of a tractor is this one?
Holt 5-ton artillery tractor M.1917

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Re: Foreign Military Forces in China

Post by AVV » 17 Jun 2011 07:28

Hello!
The Edge wrote:Holt 5-ton artillery tractor M.1917
Thanks! Quite a weird-looking device! :)

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Re: Foreign Military Forces in China

Post by The Edge » 17 Jun 2011 08:22

AVV wrote:Hello!
The Edge wrote:Holt 5-ton artillery tractor M.1917
Thanks! Quite a weird-looking device! :)
The most unusual charcteristic was its armour protection (.25" plates), housing the engine & radiator on the front. Driving compartment and fuel tanks behind were left unprotected. The oddest detail on this particular photo is MG mounts on tractor - did someone intended to use them as some kind of "tanks"?

On the 5-ton Tractor M1917: "Production began in July 1918. At least 9,650 were built, and many remained in service until the mid-1920s".
On the Maxwell-built version: "Both the Army and Marine Corps used them extensively."
(from Landships Forum)

http://www.farmcollector.com/multimedia ... 2147489490
http://www.farmcollector.com/multimedia ... 9490&seq=5
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http://www.farmcollector.com/multimedia ... 9490&seq=2
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from: http://www.farmcollector.com/tractors/m ... actor.aspx
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Re: Foreign Military Forces in China

Post by Peter H » 17 Jun 2011 11:07

From ebay,seller dixie_auctions.
1937- U.S. Marines line up on famous Shanghai Bund before assignment to barracks in International Settlement.
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Re: Foreign Military Forces in China

Post by Peter H » 17 Jun 2011 11:10

Same source.
1937- U.S. Marines man machine gun post at the International Settlement in Shanghai.
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Re: Foreign Military Forces in China

Post by AVV » 17 Jun 2011 12:33

Thanks, Bill!
Nice link. :)

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Re: Foreign Military Forces in China

Post by The Edge » 17 Jun 2011 14:00

AVV wrote:Thanks, Bill!
Nice link. :)
Me thinks the same - nobody substitutes the Bill. :wink:

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Re: Foreign Military Forces in China

Post by AVV » 17 Jun 2011 16:29

The Edge wrote:Me thinks the same - nobody substitutes the Bill.
Oops. :oops:
Sorry, Edge, I was thinking about another thread and mentioned Bill automatically (it's all because of the heat that we have here in Ukraine - it just makes my brain melt :x ).

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Re: Foreign Military Forces in China

Post by Bill Murray » 17 Jun 2011 16:50

Thank you Aleks for the undeserved but always appreciated tip of the hat. I was hoping no one would notice but such is life.
Glad Edge caught it and you corrected it.

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