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Women at the Siege, Peking 1900

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Women at the Siege, Peking 1900

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Women at the Siege, Peking 1900 by Susanna Hoe
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On 20 June 1900, Baron von Ketteler, the German Minister, was assassinated in a Peking street. By 4pm the first shots were fired into the legation quarter and the siege of foreigners by Boxers and imperial troops had begun. Among the besieged were 148 women from America, Europe, Russia and Japan and Maud, the Baron's American widow. What were their experiences? How did they cope with their 79 children for two months, without enough to eat, often under fire? This book tells their story - of courage, grief, humour, friendship, ill-health, and hard work - mostly through their own accounts. It identifies the women for the first time as individuals: missionary teachers and doctors, "globe trotters", and the wives of diplomats, officials, railway engineers, merchants, bankers and the owner of the Peking Hotel.
Release date NZ
April 19th, 2000
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
4 maps, 44 illustrations
Imprint
The Women's History Press
Pages
430
Dimensions
150x230x32
ISBN-13
9780953773060
Product ID
1828159

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