Entitled: "The fall of the Pekin castle, the hostile army being beaten away from the imperial castle by the allied armies." Shows the allied armies advancing toward the Boxer forces outside the imperial castle in Beijing, China. In June 1900, Boxer forces

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Entitled: "The fall of the Pekin castle, the hostile army being beaten away from the imperial castle by the allied armies." Shows the allied armies advancing toward the Boxer forces outside the imperial castle in Beijing, China. In June 1900, Boxer forces and Imperial Chinese troops besieged foreign diplomats, citizens and soldiers within the legations of Austria-Hungary, Belgium, Britain, France, Italy, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Russia, Spain and the United States within the city of Peking. The Battle of Peking, or the Relief of Peking, was the battle on August 14-15, 1900, in which a multi-national force, led by Britain, relieved the siege of foreign legations in Peking during the Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion was lead by a Chinese secret organization called the Society of the Righteous and Harmonious Fists against the spread of Western and Japanese influence there. Chromolithograph, artist Torajiro Kasai, September 1900.