Despatches of the China War 1856-60
K.J. Asplin

This volume contains selected despatches of the Royal Navy and British Army during their presence in China during the years 1856-60, a period that became known as the 'War of the Arrow' or Second China War. It contains several hundred pages of despatches copied from original records held at the National Archives. Not only the most well-known reports, such asthat from the Taku Forts, August 1860, are republished but also many despatches from small gunboat actions etc and even transport details are covered. There are many references to individual officers and men. With the addition of a detailed bibliography this is an essential research tool for anyone with an interest in these campaigns.

This is a companion volume to the two publications: 'China Medal Roll 1856-60: Royal Navy' and 'China Medal Roll 1856-60: British Army'

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2004 - Paperback
ISBN 1 902366 34 4