The North Fort at Taku Fort, China, 1860

Felice Beato

The North Fort at Taku Fort, China, 1860
3 5 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 27cm

The North Fort at Taku Fort, China, 1860.

Photograph by Felice Beato, 2nd China War, 1860.

The British and French captured the Taku Forts, at the mouth of the Peiho River, on 21 August 1860. The Chinese defenders put up a strong fight, but their lances, crossbows and outdated muskets and cannon were no match for the firepower of the Allies and they soon surrendered. In this image the interior of the fort is strewn with Chinese dead and French scaling ladders are still in place.

Image Details

Negative No.
 
37873
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1962-08-16-10

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