Primary sources: North China Campaign of 1860

Chapter 1



Preparations for the Expedition — Cantonese Coolies — Strange Rumour among the Chinese — Dress of the Coolie Corps — Causes of the Unhealthiness of Victoria — The Peninsula of Kowloon — Occupation of Chusan by the Allies — Difficulty of procuring Transport — Accidents to British and French Transports — Departure from Hong Kong — Lam-yit Islands — Arrival in Talien Bay.