Attack and Capture of the Forts at the Entrance of the River Pei-Ho_ China on the 20th May 1858. By the Allied British and French Gun Boats and Boats of the Squadron in the Gulf of Pechili.Respectfully dedicated by permission to their Excellencies Rear Admiral Sir M. Seymout K.C.B. and Rear Admiral E. Reigault de Genouilby G.E.L.H. K.C.B.
London Published by Day & Son, Lithographers to the Queen, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Tinted lithograph. Printed area 400 x 600mm. Image trimmed and laid on sheet with titles, as issued. A few knocks to edges.
In 1858 a British naval squadron with Royal Marines attempted to capture the Taku forts at the entrance to the Pei-Ho River, and were ignominiously defeated. In 1860 the British and French Governments went to war with China for the third time to secure satisfactory trading facilities. The trade consisted in most part of an opium traffic.
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