The City Of Canton Where The Battle Of Canton Was Fought By British And French F ...
Stockphoto ID: 3722402
File name: ILLU01518.jpg
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Description: The city of Canton where the Battle of Canton was fought by British and French forces against China on 28–31 December 1857 during the Second Opium War. The British High Commissioner, Lord Elgin, was keen to take the city of Canton (Guangzhou) as a demonstration of power and to capture Chinese official Ye Mingchen who had resisted British attempts to implement the 1842 Treaty of Nanking.