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In China, British and French troops land at the port of Beitang in preparation for a march on Beijing

China, 1857, zoomable map
08/01/1860
The latest British and French efforts to force China to abide by the trade treaties of 1858 continued in earnest when Royal Navy and French Navy units began to land an invasion force at Beitang on the mouth of the Hai He River.  The Taku Forts were captured on August 21, 1860 and the Ango-French forces advanced on Beijing.  The fall of Beijing in October, 1860 ended the conflict called later the Second Opium War. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 En-Sai Tai, Treaty Ports in China : A Study in Diplomacy (New York: Columbia University Press, 1918), 51-52.
Robert Swinhoe, Narrative of the North China Campaign of 1860 .... (London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1861), 54.

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