Guerre De Chine.Debarquement Dans La Riviere De Peh-Tang. Le 1er. Aout 1860. Entree et prise de possession du fort et du village le 2 Aout.
Lithograph, sheet 310 x 470mm. 12¼ x 18½". Chipped and tatty left edge.
In the summer of 1860, an Anglo-French force with 173 ships sailed from Hong Kong and captured the Chinese port cities of Yantai and Dalian to seal the Bohai Gulf. Then they carried out a landing near at Bei Tang (also spelled Pei Tang), some 3 kilometres from the Dagu Fort on 3 August, which they captured after three weeks on 21 August. From a series of scenes illustrating The Second Opium War, a war of the British Empire and the Second French Empire against the Qing Dynasty of China from 1856-1860. The French commander was Charles Guillaume Marie Appollinaire Antoine Cousin Montauban, comte de Palikao (1796 – 1878).
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