A heavy attack on the Station--Chinese daring--A joint movement of British and Russians--A gallant attempt to seize two Chinese guns--CaptainBeattie's bravery--To the relief of Tientsin--A stubborn resistance--Held in check--Mutilated Americans--Casualties--Tientsin relieved--The force landed --Unfounded statements--At Taku--CaptainWarrender and the transport arrangements--A protocol on board the Rossia-- CaptainWise in control at Tongku--CaptainBayly in command in Tientsin--The Admirals and the Shanghai Consuls.
ANOTHER armed train was being got ready to start on the 18th, with 600 Russians and one 6-pounder. There was a heavy attack upon the Station, which was held by the Russians, and it was not till 3 P.M. that an advance from it was possible. The Chinese, who were eventually driven back, had showed great daring, forcing their way under the trucks, and holding their own with surprising tenacity. The French took part in this operation, but were at first unable to cope with the enemy, and had to retire till reinforced.
The Allies lost three killed and twenty-two wounded.
In the forenoon of Tuesday, the 19th, the British went across the river in a joint movement with the Russians.
Captain Beattie of the Barfleur and 500 bluejackets made a gallant attempt to seize two Chinese guns which had been