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french troops 1900

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1900
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Italian infantry

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You'd never guess the nationality!

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1900
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Indian Army Hong Kong 1900

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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.

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1900
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Happy Valley

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AC-Studio has a great shot of Happy Valley taken around 1950 I guess. In the foregound is Tung Lin Kok Yuen, a Buddhist nunnery and school built in 1935, and the Jewish cemetery, together with its little chapel. The graveyard was first laid out in 1851 and expanded some 50 years later. All of those are still there. In the distance is Blue Pool Road. The houses lining the far side of the road have long gone; those who know the area will recognise it as the long-empty spot above the bordering granite wall where construction has recently started on a residential development.

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1950
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Hong Kong - The Beginning

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1890

Title: The Cession of Hong Kong to the British, from the Painting by R.Caton Woodville.  The British taking Formal possession of Hong Kong

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