guys from the pics I have seen are the Marines fighting in dress blues?
USMC-Boxer Rebellion-Peking riots1912
Posted 10 July 2015 - 04:21 PM
In "55 Days at Peking" they're not in dress blues. But that's a movie and who knows how accurate it may be. So forget I said that, But it's one of my favorite movies.
Posted 10 July 2015 - 04:59 PM
Edited by Dirk, 10 July 2015 - 05:18 PM.
Posted 10 July 2015 - 06:35 PM
I've been interested in the Boxer Rebellion ever since my Dad made me watch "55 Days at Peking" back in the early 1980's. As an illustrator I've done a lot of research into the uniforms worn and there was one book I read which related that during the siege the American women in the compound got together and made blue shirts for all the Marines because their own were worn out. I've looked in vain for some kind of photo showing these home-made shirts but have not found one - unless the women produced very close replicas of the ones already worn by the Marines.
Posted 10 July 2015 - 08:02 PM
thanks guys,Dirk would you have pics of those blue service uniforms?
Posted 11 July 2015 - 07:48 AM
Edited by Dirk, 11 July 2015 - 07:49 AM.
Posted 11 July 2015 - 12:09 PM
I'm a bit confused..are you talking about the Boxer Rebellion that occurred in 1900? 55 Days in Peking was based on that year, not 1912.
Posted 11 July 2015 - 12:51 PM
Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:44 AM
Dirk thank you for all your assistance, as far as the weapons would they have been using the 1903 springfield and the 9 pouch mills belts during the 1912 riots?
Posted 12 July 2015 - 12:20 PM
Posted 18 July 2015 - 05:23 PM
one more question, as far as sidearm and holster any good refrence pics, thanks Mark
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