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  China Relief Expedition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The China Relief Expedition was the United States military term for the rescue of diplomatic personnel, and other United States citizens, in the wake of the Boxer Rebellion.
The China Relief Expedition was a multi-national effort and the United States contributed troops between 1900 and 1901.
For serving during the China Relief Expedition, the United States military created the China Campaign Medal and the China Relief Expedition Medal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/China_Relief_Expedition   (223 words)

 Boxer Rebelion China
Citation: Fighting with the relief expedition of the Allied forces on 13, 20, 21, and 22 June 1900, Allen distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
Citarion: In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China during the battles of 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900.
Citation: In action with the relief expedition of the Allied forces in China during the battles of 13, 20, 21 and 22 June 1900.
www.jrotc.org /boxer_rebelion_china.htm   (2587 words)

 Maoist China
Looting was rampant and widespread during the China Relief Expedition of 1900, especially, it is reported, among the American Marines, who at the time were among the least disciplined members of the international expedition.
Exact figures on casualties are not known, but tens of thousand of Boxers were killed in the expedition, so if what this general says is true then that would put the civilian casualties in the millions, which would not be surprising for that type of warfare at that time, especially when disease is factored in.
China entered a state of civil war in the 1920s in order to unite the fragmented nation.
www.rationalrevolution.net /war/maoist_china.htm   (2125 words)

 China Relief Expedition Display Recognition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Obverse: On the obverse is the Imperial Chinese five-toed dragon with the inscription CHINA RELIEF EXPEDITION around the upper border and the dates 1900 - 1901 at the bottom.
Reverse: On the reverse is a trophy composed of an eagle perched on a cannon supported by crossed flags, rifles, an Indian shield, spear and quiver of arrows, a Cuban machete, and a Sulu kris.
Criteria: The medal is awarded for service ashore in China with the Peking Relief Expedition between June 20, 1900 and May 27, 1901.
www.amervets.com /replacement/cre.htm   (478 words)

 The Boxer Rebellion - China History Forum, chinese history forum
China History Forum is an online chinese history forum, discussion board or community for all who are interested in learning and discussing chinese history from prehistoric till modern times, including chinese art of war, chinese culture topics.
Economic and political exploitation of China by various Western powers and Japan and humiliating military defeats inflicted by Great Britain in the Opium Wars (1839-1842, 1856-1860) and by Japan in the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895) were the main causes of Chinese resentment, as well as general economic depression.
The relief forces retained possession of the city, looting and punishing anti-foreign action, until a peace treaty was signed on September 7, 1901.
www.chinahistoryforum.com /index.php?showtopic=849   (1962 words)

 Days of Thunder
An eight-nation alliance formed the China Relief Expedition to rescue the foreign legations in the capital and put an end to the uprising.
Fearing the decree would precipitate the indiscriminate slaughter of foreigners all over China, the two men literally took their own lives in their hands and secretly altered the text of the decree before it was dispatched from Beijing.
None could decide whether this was to be a relief expedition, a punitive measure against the Chinese, or, as many of them suspected, an opportune situation through which to increase their own holdings in China.
www.koreanhistoryproject.org /Ket/C30/E3004.htm   (3495 words)

 China Relief Expedition Medal (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.tamu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
China Relief Expedition Medal The China Relief Expedition Medal was a decoration of the United States military which was issued to members of both the U.S. Navy and the United States Marines for service in the China Relief Expedition between 1900 and 1901.
To be awarded the China Relief Expedition Medal, a service member was required to perform duty within the borders of China as part of the China Relief Expedition.
The United States Army equivalent of the China Relief Expedition Medal was the China Campaign Medal.
china-relief-expedition-medal.kiwiki.homeip.net.cob-web.org:8888   (337 words)

 Boxer Rebellion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In June 1900, the Boxers surrounded the legations in Peking and began a two-month siege.
As the weeks wore on and the crisis in North China grew, additional warships were dispatched to Tientsin by Asiatic Station Commander, Rear Admiral George Remey.
The legations were relieved in late August 1900, and the fury of the Boxer uprising was spent.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/stream/faq45-13.htm   (180 words)

 China Relief Expedition Medal
The China Relief Expedition Medal was awarded for qualifying service between the inclusive dates of May 24, 1900, and May 17, 1901.
The China Relief Expedition Medal was awarded to Navy and Marine Corps personnel who served ashore with the China Relief Expedition between May 24, 1900, and May 27, 1901, or who were assigned to certain designated ships in support of the China Relief Expedition.
The ribbon was changed on August 12, 1913, at the direction of the Secretary of the Navy to conform to the colors of the ribbon used by the Army on its China Relief Expedition Medal.
foxfall.com /csm-navy-cre.htm   (440 words)

I was in general charge, being the ranking officer, as chief surgeon of the United States forces in China, and during the entire period of our association the army and navy medical departments worked together in perfect accord and with mutual assistance.
The War Department having decided upon the strength of the command to remain in China during the winter, I was directed by the commanding general of the China relief expedition to make suitable arrangements for the care and accommodation of the sick of a command of about 2,000 for one year.
For service in North China the ration as now authorized is excellent in every particular, as is well testified to by the healthy condition of the command and the few cases of digestive diseases.
history.amedd.army.mil /booksdocs/spanam/AMEDDinCRE/AMEDDINCRE.html   (12357 words)

 China Relief Expedition
After nearly all of E and H Companies had climbed the walls, they were directed by Captain Learned, adjutant, to clear the walls of the enemy, which was speedily and gallantly done.
This gave relief to that whole section of the walls and country, so that free access was given to the gate blown open the night before.
China Relief Expedition (excerpts from America in the China Relief Expedition by Brig.
www.i-kirk.info /2ND14TH/rchina.html   (5416 words)

 China Campaign Medal
The China Campaign medal was awarded for qualifying service between the inclusive dates of June 20, 1900, and May 27, 1901.
The China Campaign Medal was awarded for military service ashore in China with the China Relief Expedition between June 20, 1900, and May 27, 1901.
The China Campaign Medal was worn after the Philippine Congressional Medal and before the Army of Cuban Pacification Medal.
foxfall.com /csm-army-ccm.htm   (489 words)

 CRIENGLISH.com: China News
China's serious shortage of jobs is likely to continue next year, with more than 15 million urban people unable to find work, says a report by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), a major government think tank.
China successfully launched its second geostationary orbit meteorological satellite that is to be used for weather forecasts at the 2008 Olympics.
China's export growth is expected to slow down next year, according to a blue book released by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), a major think tank of the government.
english.cri.cn /rss/chinanews.xml   (2069 words)

 China Relief Expedition Campaigns - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Already in June the Navy's China squadron, under Rear Adm. Louis Kempff, had joined with other foreign naval units in bombardment of the Taku forts guarding Tientsin, the port city nearest to Peking, and had supplied a contingent for an international landing force composed of marines and other available troops.
The intervention in China represented one more instance of the gradual change taking place at the turn of the century in the traditional policies and attitudes of the United States in world affairs as a result of the triumph of imperialism.
The China Relief Expedition streamer is yellow with a narrow blue stripe on each side.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/China_Relief_Expedition_Campaigns   (1639 words)

 The History Guy: Sino-Japanese Wars (China vs. Japan)
These wars weakened China, while helping Japan gain more power; that is, until the final war, in which China finally gained allies, most notably the United States and Great Britain.
China was forced to pay war reparations, (in other words, they had to repay their enemies for the financial cost of the war), accept more foreign troops on Chinese soil.
Japan's excuse for invading was the so-called Mukden Incident (known as the "9.18 Incident" in China).
www.historyguy.com /sino-japanese_wars.html   (606 words)

 Republican China history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
China Links for Schools Very comprehensive University of Sheffield links to websites about China and things Chinese which may be of interest to school teachers and students.
China Through the Stereoscope A Journey in stereo vision through the Dragon Empire at the Time of the Boxer Uprising By James Ricalton.
China um 1900 in den Augen der Zeit (China around 1900 in contemporary sources) In german, but this is essentially a visual site with different contemporary sources.
www.casahistoria.net /republican_china.htm   (1332 words)

 General Chaffee's Report on the China Relief Expedition
The forces were variously estimated, from reports of Chinese, from at 10,000 to 12,000 men in the vicinity of Pei-tsang, with large bodies to the rearward as far as Yangtsun, where it was reported their main line of defenses would be encountered.
The medical department has provided as prompt relief to our wounded and as timely care of the sick as was possible to render.
I am informed that the hospital ship Relief arrived at Taku Bay not long ago and took on board a number of the wounded and sick from Tientsin.
www.shsu.edu /~his_ncp/China.html   (6206 words)

 The Yangtze Patrol and South China Patrol
As the stability of China began to deteriorate markedly after 1890, the American naval presence began to increase in the Yangtze Basin and along the coast.
In 1900, the so-called Boxer Rebellion devastated northern China.
Following this incident the United States Navy organized the South China Patrol, based at Hong Kong, and the Yangtze Patrol, based at Shanghai and later Hankow.
www.geocities.com /Vienna/5047/YANGTZE.html   (618 words)

 Military Army Schools and Center3
China is represented by the twelve- pointed sun on a red, white, and blue shield.
The three different colors represented here were worn as follows: green for enlisted cadets; buff for officer cadets; red for graduates of the thirty-month course.
The "Can Do" Fifteenth saw service in the China Relief Expedition campaign, which resulted in the school's establishment.
www.vetshome.com /military_army_schools_and_center3.htm   (550 words)

 Boxer Rebellion
Commercial concessions had been forced on China dating to the end of the Opium Wars (1839-1842), a contrived series of conflicts engineered by British trading interests.
China was later divided into spheres of influence in the aftermath of the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95), allowing outside nations even greater latitude.
As a result of the rebellion, China was subjected to even greater humiliation.
www.u-s-history.com /pages/h902.html   (538 words)

 Cavalry Lasts - The Last Cavalry Charge
The United States made a substantial contribution to the international army that went to China at the turn of the century to protect the various embassies from attack by the Chinese Boxers.
During the China Relief Expedition, the 6th US Cavalry conducted a mounted charge on 19 August 1900 against Boxer forces.
Sent on a minor expedition from the already-captured Tientsin, a squadron of the 6th Cavalry initially fought dismounted, then mounted and "charged hotly at the enemy." One reasonable candidate for the "last cavalry charge" distinction may be the 11th U.S. Cavalry in the Mexican Punitive Expedition.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/agency/army/cavalry-lasts.htm   (1407 words)

 The Boxer Rebellion
They were dividing China into "spheres of influence." Some even claimed to own the territory within their spheres.
Their cause, at first, was to overthrow the imperial Ch'ing government and expel all "foreign devils" from China.
The United States, eager to rescue its ministers and to assert its presence in China, sent a contingent of 2,500 sailors and marines.
www.smplanet.com /imperialism/fists.html   (1033 words)

 Boxer Rebellion, 1900
The Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95 culminated ten years of intrigue in Korea, and the Treaty of Shimonoseki forced China to recognise its independence, cede Formosa to Japan, and open four more ports to foreign commerce.
China, 1900 : the eyewitnesses speak; The Boxer Rebellion as Described by participants in letters, diaries and photographs.
Role of the United States Marines During the Relief of Peking, The Boxer Rebellion, 1900, by John W. Guy
www.regiments.org /wars/20thcent/00china.htm   (527 words)

 Veterans Museum & Memorial Center, In Memoriam, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion), 1900 - 1901
Between the War for Independence and Operation Iraqi Freedom, the armed forces of the United States have participated in twenty-one principal wars and in numerous smaller conflicts and operations.
China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion), 1900 - 1901
Some of the American troops were already resident in China, but a substantial number were diverted from duty in the Philippines while the Sixth Cavalry Regiment came directly from the United States to take part.
www.veteranmuseum.org /chinarelief.html   (325 words)

 China Marines!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Prior to WWII, the Marines were stationed in North China on numerous occasions to protect American business interests and missionaries....Shanghai in 1854...Canton in 1856....the Boxer Rebellion (CRE)in 1900.
The China Relief Expedition set the stage for the Marines to be in China for the next forty years....on November 10, 1941 they were ordered out of China for the Phillipines....from 1945--1949 the Marines were once again on duty in China.
The Japanese proved the least of their problems, as northern China was torn by disorder and revolution.
www.expage.com /page/chinamarines   (294 words)

 Brigadier General Charles F. Humphrey - Quartermaster General 1903-1907   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Upon arrival in Cuba he oversaw the Corps debarkation at Daiquiri and Siboney, the landing and distribution of supplies, and later the transport of the sick and wounded to the United States.
When in 1900 events in China led to the Boxer Rebellion and the dispatch of an international relief expedition, Humphrey cabled from Havana, applying for service in China if military operations were contemplated there.
This was still insufficient to serve the greatly increased number of troops stationed in the Philippines, China, Hawaii, the Canal Zone, Puerto Rico and Cuba.
www.qmfound.com /BG_Charles_Humphrey.htm   (1192 words)

 Marine Corps History Books: China Marines
Clark, George B., THE UNITED STATES MARINES IN THE BOXER REBELLION (of the China Relief Expedition).
A scarce title about most famous China Marine of them all, a veteran of Corregidor & Japanese prison camps, whose exploits of legendary carousing in the beer joints of Old Shanghai in the 1930s were featured regularly in the pages of Walla Walla.
Tolley, Kemp, Rear Admiral, USN (Ret), YANGTZE PATROL: The U.S. Navy in China.
www.scuttlebuttsmallchow.com /chinamar.html   (442 words)

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