The Battle of Kowloon

The opening shot in the First Opium War, called the Battle of Kowloon (九龍海戰), occurred on September 4, 1839, when the British ships opened fire on the Chinese war junks. After the destruction of opium at Humen, the British merchants retreated (撤退)to one of the offshore islands not far from the mouth of the Pearl River. By ...Read More

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