Skip to comments.Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "55 Days At Peking"
Posted on 08/26/2012 12:42:45 PM PDT by ReformationFan
Great movie! Thanks!
Thanks. I have realplayer capturing it now for later.
I just found this Walter Koenig/Bruce Campbell epic masterpiece (click above MST3K) film called Moontrap. I always liked Bruce Campbell but never saw this one until today. There were ideas that could have but didn’t go anywhere.
Starring (who else?) Charleton Heston. With Ava Gardner and David Niven to boot. Great flick.
Whether it's true or not, is another matter, but it's certainly a good read.
Indeed. They don’t have stars like that anymore.
This is one of my favorite pieces of military artwork.
The caption reads:
During the fiercely opposed relief expedition to Peking in the Boxer Rebellion in 1900, when two companies of the U.S. Army's 14th Infantry Regiment were pinned by heavy fire from the east wall of the Tartar City and the Fox Tower between abutments of the Chinese City Wall near Tung Pien Gate, volunteers were called for to attempt the first perilous ascent of the wall. Trumpeter Calvin P. Titus of E Company immediately stepped forward saying, "I'll try, sir!" Using jagged holes in the stone wall, he succeeded in reaching the top. He was followed by the rest of his company, who climbed unarmed, and hauled up their rifles and ammunition belts by a rope made of rifle slings. As the troops ascended the wall artillery fire from Reilly's battery set fire to the Fox Tower. In the face of continued heavy Chinese fire, the colors broke out in the August breeze as the sign that U.S. Army troops had achieved a major step in the relief of the besieged Legations. For his courageous and daring deed in being the first to climb the wall, Trumpeter Titus was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
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