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Allied Forces Invade China to Relieve Foreign Legations During Boxer Rebellion: Allied Proclamation to the Inhabitants of Tianjin (Tientsin)

Allied Forces Invade China to Relieve Foreign Legations During Boxer Rebellion: Allied Proclamation to the Inhabitants of Tianjin (Tientsin)

Allied Forces Invade China to
Relieve Foreign Legations During Boxer Rebellion:
Allied Proclamation to the Inhabitants of Tianjin (Tientsin)

To the Inhabitants of the City of Tientsin:

    In bombarding the city of Tientsin the allied forces only replied to the attack made by the rebels on the foreign settlements.

    At present, as your authorities, forgetting their duties, have deserted their posts, the allied forces consider it their duty to establish in the city a temporary administration, which you all have to obey. This administration will protect everyone wishing to deal in a friendly manner with foreigners, but will punish without mercy everyone who causes trouble.

    Let the bad people tremble, but the good people should feel reassured and quietly return to their houses and begin their usual work. Thus peace will be restored.

    Respect this.

Tientsin, the 16th July, 1900.

Approved by:

Allemagne: Von Usedom, Capitaine de Navire. Autriche Hongrie: J. Tudrak, Lieutenant de Vaisseau. États Unis d'Amérique: Colonel Meade, American Marines. France: De Pelacol, Colonel. Grande-Bretagne: Le Général Dorward, Captain Bayly. Italie: G. Sirianni, Lieutenant de Vaisseau. Japon: Le Général Fukushima. Russie: Vice-Amiral Alexieff.

STESSEL, General Major.

Source from the US Navy:  http://www.history.navy.mil/docs/boxer/boxer8.htm

 

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