London: The Stationary Office, 2000. Paperback. Used - Good/Very Good. Some foxing to edges. Otherwise clean, unmarked, tight copy. No creases to spine. 10.5 x 18.5 cm. 296 pp. Item #10277
Part of the Uncovered Editions series which publishes historical papers which have not previously been available in popular form.
The Boxer movement in China was a secret society which preached hatred of foreigners. By the spring of 1900, this movement was out of control. On 9 June, the Boxers launched their first attack against foreign property in Peking by burning down the racecourse. Sir Claude MacDonald, the British ambassador in Peking, lost no time in responding, and wired for a relief force to be sent from the port of Taku.
These are the diplomatic papers relating to the events during that turbulent period.