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An in depth examine the uniforms and kit of the standard military and the militai regiments.Features the yankee Indian Cavalry devices. greater than one hundred fifty images. RAPIDили

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THE BOXERS The Empress learned of a strange secret society whose Chinese name meant "fists of righteous society" but which the Europeans called the "Boxers". She spoke to their leaders and told them was her wish that they attacked the "foreign devils" whenever they could. She would give them her support if it was needed. that it THE ATTACKS BEGIN By this act she hoped to rid the country of all foreigners yet, if questions were asked, she could say that the murders had been done by unknown bandits.

Vicksburg, the last Southern strongled an hold, was starved into surrender. Then General Lee attacked the North once more. He was defeated at Gettysburg. In 1864 General Grant became commander-in-chief of the entire Northern Army and his men gained victory after victory. The last shot was fired at the 1865. 44 Appomattox court house, The war was over at in April last. V3P? Right: Private of the Louisiana Tigers, a Southern Zouave regiment. The Zouaves were particularly popular in the Southern states as there were a large number of French-speaking people in these former French colonies.

For a time there was a lull, then fighting began again in September with an attack on a strong point called 203 Metre Hill. Here the soldiers clashed with rifle and bayonet in deadly hand-to-hand combat. The Russians defended the hill most bravely and were not forced from their position until the end of September. The attacking forces crept forward a few vital yards every day. The fighting was savage and the loss of life appalling. One by one the Russian strong points were over-run by Japanese infantry.

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