China and the Allies - Vol. 1

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CHAPTER XXV

Captain Stewart of the Algerine--Lieutenant-Commanders McKenzie and Keyes--CommanderLanz of the Iltis--German shells for German ships--Excellent practice of Chinese gunners--Inside the forts--A characteristic letter--The journey by water from Taku to Tientsin--At Tong-ku-- Cossacks--Columns of black smoke.

THE behaviour of Captain Stewart, of the Algerine, and Lieutenant Commanders McKenzie and Keyes, all three of the British Navy, was magnificent, and elicited admiration from all sides.

Commander Lanz, too, of the German gunboat Iltis, behaved heroically at the attack, receiving a severe wound in the leg, and twenty-five other small wounds from splinters of shell and wood. The Iltis herself, a gunboat of 900 tons, was hit by seventeen shells and one shrapnel. It was evident, from the number of shots which struck her funnel, that the Chinese were striving hard to send a shell through her boilers. This they also tried to do with other gunboats, as we have seen in the case of the Whiting. Curiously enough, according to an interview with Captain Lanz, published in Japan, it appears that all the shells that hit the Iltis had been made in Germany, and were fired from Krupp guns, of course of German manufacture.

The Chinese soldiers made excellent practice with their Vol. I.-9

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations xxiii
  • Chapter I 1
  • Chapter II 7
  • Chapter III 15
  • Chapter IV 21
  • Chapter V 26
  • Chapter VI 32
  • Chapter VII 37
  • Chapter VIII 44
  • Chapter IX 49
  • Chapter X 54
  • Chapter XI 59
  • Chapter XII 63
  • Chapter XIII 67
  • Chapter XIV 72
  • Chapter XV 77
  • Chapter XVI 81
  • Chapter XVII 85
  • Chapter XVIII 92
  • Chapter XIX 96
  • Chapter XX 102
  • Chapter XXI 107
  • Chapter XXIII 118
  • Chapter XXIV 122
  • Chapter XXV 129
  • Chapter XXVI 134
  • Chapter XXVII 141
  • Chapter XXVIII 146
  • Chapter XXIX 152
  • Chapter XXX 156
  • Chapter XXXII 167
  • Chapter XXXIII 174
  • Chapter XXXV 189
  • Chapter XXXVI 196
  • Chapter XXXVII 200
  • Chapter XXXVIII 206
  • Chapter Xxxix 211
  • Chapter XL 216
  • Chapter XLI 221
  • Chapter XLII 225
  • Chapter XLIII 235
  • Chapter XLIV 240
  • Chapter XLV 246
  • Chapter XLVI 250
  • Chapter XLVII 255
  • Chapter XLVIII 259
  • Chapter Xlix 265
  • Chapter L 269
  • Chapter LI 273
  • Chapter Liv 287
  • Chapter LV 293
  • Chapter LVI 298
  • Chapter LVII 302
  • Chapter LVIII 308
  • Chapter LIX 312
  • Chapter LX 319
  • Chapter LXI 325
  • Chapter LXII 334
  • Chapter LXIV 347
  • Chapter LXV 354
  • Chapter LXVI 364
  • Chapter LXVII 371
  • Chapter LXVIII 377
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