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English in china

Post by Alec Trevelyan 006 » 18 May 2005 02:03

What was that war called betweeen English and Chinese?

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Post by waldorf » 18 May 2005 02:36

Are you thinking about the First and Second Opium War's 1839-1842 & 1856-1860?

Here is a link: http://encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761 ... _Wars.html


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Re: English in china

Post by tigre » 03 Mar 2023 12:19

Hello to all :D; a complement........................

The Taku Forts 1860.

On August 21, at 06:00 hours, Allied artillery (23 guns) began shelling the left bank fort, located closest to Tang Ku village. By this time, the Chinese had drawn the guns, previously facing the sea, to the rear of the fort and engaged in an artillery duel, and the Chinese batteries on the right bank of the river opened enfilade fire, inflicting heavy losses on the French troops and forcing them to deploy 6 guns to fight against them. Then 4 English and 4 French gunboats came to the aid of the land forces, opening fire from the sea. At about 07:00 hours, a powder magazine exploded in the attacked fort, but the fort was silent for only a couple of minutes, after which it resumed firing with the same force. Hearing the explosions, the Allies began to storm the fort, but on the way they had to overcome two water-filled ditches under Chinese fire. Finally breaking through the base of the wall, the allies managed to break into the fort and hand-to-hand combat ensued. As it turned out later, in this fort was the commander of the defense of the left bank of Baihe, who encouraged the troops with his personal example.

Due to the heavy losses and the fatigue of the troops, both commanders designated the attack of the next fort, located by the sea, for the next day, but reconnaissance carried out immediately showed that the approaches to the fort were well fortified, and therefore that it was decided to attack immediately, hoping to take advantage of the panic, which seized the Chinese troops after the defeat they had just suffered. The calculation turned out to be correct: as soon as the allies prepared to act, a white flag was raised at the fort by the sea. The next day, the governor of Zhili agreed to the surrender of the forts and the right bank, as well as the opening of the Baihe River for the passage of the ships of the allied squadron.

Source: https://flitched9000.livejournal.com/2015/

Cheers. Raúl M 8-).
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