Guy Hillier's car, with bullet holes sustained during the Manchu restoration attempt, Beijing

Guy Hillier's car, with bullet holes sustained during the Manchu restoration attempt, Beijing

Notes

University of Bristol - Historical Photographs of China reference number: EH01-243. Car (registration no 183) with flat tyres, broken windscreen, broken windows, and bullet holes (see EH01-242). This is Guy Hillier's Buick "riddled with bullet holes" sustained in Beijing during the Manchu restoration attempt. Guy Hillier was not in the car at the time – his chauffeur and mafoo were, along with R.C. Allen (see EH-s63), the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation’s accountant. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchu_Restoration.

Location

Beijing

Date

July 1917

Material

Paper

Media

Black and white photograph