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October 18 1860 Peking’s Summer Palace destroyed


Originally posted on Craig Hill Training Services:
Simulated picture of the Old Summer Palace before it burned down On October 18th 1860, British troops occupying Peking, China, looted and then burnt the Yuanmingyuan, the fabulous summer residence built by the Manchu emperors in the 18th century. China’s Qing leadership surrendered to the Franco-British expeditionary force…

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