Legation Chancery, British Legation, Peking, with bomb shelter in garden

Legation Chancery, British Legation, Peking, with bomb shelter in garden




University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: NA05-03. From an album (C0 1069/425. CHINA 5. Siege of Peking, Boxer Rebellion, 1900.) in The National Archives. Crown copyright image reproduced by permission of The National Archives, London, England. The National Archives give no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of the information provided. This image may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to The National Archives Image Library, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU, UK. Matron Lambert and two nursing assistants sit at the entrance to the Chancery, which was used as a hospital during the siege of the Legation Quarter, Peking (Beijing). In an album (Killie Family Papers RG226) held in the Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, USA, this photograph is captioned: "In the British Legation. Secretary Cockburn’s House, with a ‘Bomb-proof,’ three or four feet deep, in front of it. The earth in the yard was dug up and used to fill sand bags. There was a sentry post on the roof. The inclined way was prepared for the purpose of taking a rapid-fire gun up on to the roof." Photograph by Reverend Charles A. Killie.

Caption in album or on mount

House in Legation. Bomb proof cellar. Sentry on Roof. Incline to roof used for taking up machine gun.






Black and white photograph


The National Archives, London

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