Photos of The Steampunk Opium Wars

To War!

Anna Chen John Crow Paul Anderson Charles Shaar Murray Lin Zexu steampunk opium wars

Lord Palmerston declares war on China

Incensed by the destruction of their opium stocks, the British government declares war on China. The British fleet arrives in early 1839 and devastates the coastal cities. The First Opium War ends in 1842.

Photo by Jan Jefferies (c) Anna Chen 2012

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