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
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The Background: The Eight-Nation Alliance was an international military coalition set up in response to the Boxer Rebellion in China . In the summer of 1900, the international legations in Beijing were besieged by Boxer rebels supported by the Qing government, the coalition dispatched their armed forces, to defend their respective nations' citizens, t he incident ended with a coalition victory and the signing of the Boxer Protocol .
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The Film: During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreign ers, 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, w onderful “Boy’s Own“ stuff. Lieutenant Georg Ludwig von Trapp , he of The Sound of Music , was decorated for bravery during the action .