16th Regiment of Bengal Lancers on the steps of the Temple of Heaven, Beijing, 1900
Photograph, 3rd China War (Boxer Rebellion), 1900.
The 16th Bengal Lancers joined the Allied Forces in China tasked with relieving the International Legation in Beijing (Peking), at that time besieged by nationalist revolutionaries, the 'Boxers United in Righteousness'. The 16th Lancers were the first to reach the American Legation and as a token of esteem were presented with the flag which had flown over the building during the siege.
From an album of 104 photographs compiled by Sir G Richardson, 1897-1901.
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