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Oil tanks burning at Tsingtao, 31 October 1914.

Photograph, World War One, Far East (1914-1918), 1914.

British and Japanese forces besieged the German port of Tsingtao in China between September and November 1914. During this time it was subjected to a heavy bombardment by Japanese howitzers that damaged the port facilities, including the large oil storage tanks used by the German navy.

From an album of 65 photographs compiled by Brig N W Barnardiston, commanding British troops in North China, 1914.

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NAM. 1969-06-31-38


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