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55 days in Peking - 3 of 3

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Representative forces:
Soldier’s Soldiers: British Infantry in Colonial Helmets, British Navy in straw hats, Royal Marines, Russian Infantry, French Infantry, Prussian Uhlans, Japanese band, US Doughboys, US Navy, British Lancers, and Indian and Australian Army personnel.  Britain’s figures: US Navy, US Doughboys, Japanese infantry, British Lancers

55 Days in Peking - 2 of 3

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The Background:

The Eight-Nation Alliancewas an international military coalitionset up in response to the Boxer Rebellionin China.



In the summer of 1900, the international legationsin Beijingwere besieged by Boxer rebels supported by the Qing government, the coalition dispatched their armed forces, to defend their respective nations' citizens, the incident ended with a coalition victory and the signing of the Boxer Protocol.

55 Days in Peking - 1 of 3

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The Film:

During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners,missionaries, ambassadors and businessmen, in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, (Heston) aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson (Niven), devise a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.

The first united nations action, wonderful “Boy’s Own“ stuff. Lieutenant Georg Ludwig von Trapp, he ofThe Sound of Music, was decorated for bravery during the action.

I'm back, as Taggart used to say

After six years absence we're back in business: Britain's 54mm lead-alloy hollow cast figures, soldiers, civilians, farms and zoos; militaria, a small remaining selection of WW11 artifacts; medals, WW11, War Medals and repro WW11 German decorations; Tradition and Armies and Weapons military prints; Soldiers Soldiers, lead-alloy 54mm figures made in the 1970s; postcards, military, UK and Italian topographical; and a huge collection of postage stamps on and off covers.

The Soldier's Soldiers range of some 350 different castings, were originally manufactured by the Soldier Shop in Lambeth, near the Imperial War Museum. Soldiers made by Soldiers, hence Soldier's Soldiers. With the addition of an assortment of arms, and a variety of paint jobs some 2000 different sets were eventually produced. Sets of eight, singles, uniforms 1880s to 1960s as well as variety of vignettes.

Some 500 Victorian illustrations from contemporary artists: Lady Butler, Harry Payne, Ogden, Marion, R…