A Midshipman in the Boxer Rebellion

By A. Temple Patterson, published November 1977


Based on Midshipman H.C. Allen’s letters home, his life as a “snotty” aboard the HMS Barfleur during the Boxer Rebellion (1900) is described. His detailed and often vivid picture, covers both his on board and on shore experiences, including his part in the storming of the Taku forts, the nearest point to Peking. This action was part of the move by the international contingent, under the command of Sir Edward Seymour, to protect its citizens and envoys during the Rebellion.

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