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The 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot at the Storming of the Fortress of Amoy, 26 August 1841

Coloured lithograph, by J H Lynch after M A Hayes. Published by William Spooner, London, 1841 (c).

Amoy was captured by the British in 1841 after a determined Chinese resistance. It was one of the five Treaty Ports (Guangzhou, Foochow, Shanghai and Ningpo) that were opened up to British commerce by the Treaty of Nanking in 1842 that ended the 1st China War (1839-1842). The treaty committed the Chinese to free trade, including the trade in opium. Hong Kong was also ceded to Britain.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1971-02-33-36-1


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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