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Chinese Flag Captured in 1900 at Taku Fort by HMS Goliath Midshipman Cecil B. Shaw


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1900年,八国联军入侵,敲响了第四次大沽口之战的钟声。六月上旬各国军舰二十多艘集结大沽口外,联军向大沽口炮台守将、天津镇总兵罗荣光发出最后通牒,限令他在十七日二时之前交出炮台。罗荣光慷慨陈词:"人在大沽在,地失血祭天。"侵略军在沙俄海军将领海尔德士布莱特的领导下发起进攻,经过六小时激战,击毙击伤侵略者255名,击沉击伤军舰6艘。由于清政府采取不抵抗政策,守台将士虽浴血奋战,因兵力相差悬殊,弹尽援绝,近千名将士牺牲。大沽炮台也随之陷落,罗荣光在率部下冲杀中英勇殉职。

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Quite a souvenir and a b748920987_CecilBartlettSHAW.jpg.91f4400dbdae1955bdbd8e7204b66327.jpg2142145046_RNListFeb1900.thumb.jpg.bedc84821e7e5990ebc26070c84dc4d1.jpg371800612_RNListJan1901.thumb.jpg.085858e7b3e4d0ec11e0e64902177931.jpgeautiful piece of history. Cecil Bartlett SHAW was born in Folkestone, Kent, on 2 May 1883 and joined the Royal Navy as a Midshipman on 15 Sep 1897. In Jan 1899 he was serving aboard HMS Victorious in China transferring to HMS Goliath sometime prior to Jan 1901. He had a distinguished naval career retiring as a Commander. He emigrated to Australia where he died on 12 Jan 1946.

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