Indian Army Hong Kong 1900

Tue, 09/23/2014 - 20:48

Interesting series of photos of 'allied' soldiers taken during China 1900-01 -- this hi-res shot describes these troops as from Hong Kong. Presumably the photos were taken in Peking, when soldiers from a collection of nations invaded Peking in 1900 to end the Boxer Rebellion and lift the siege of the foreign legations. Incidentally the invasion was probably the first United Nations-type action, given the number of diverse nations involved (while many of the troops were colonial conscripts). An amazing collection of uniforms.

Date picture taken
1 Dec 1900


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Anonymous (not verified)
Sun, 04/18/2010 - 03:11

The presence, in the very early days of the occupation of Kowloon, of Indian troops the tented camp that became Whitfield Barracks  (now Kowloon Park) explains the siting of the present day Nathan Road mosque. The original mosque was built there, on land which had been consecrated to enable Muslim soldiers to worship.