'Historically important' journal of a hero doctor tell of his exploits during the Siege of Peking.

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Pictured: The journal.<br />
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The 'historically important' journal of a hero British doctor who was in the thick of the action during the Siege of Peking has been unearthed 121 years on.<br />
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Dr Wordsworth Poole was mentioned in despatches for his gallantry as physician to the British Legation during the Boxer Rebellion.<br />
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In the summer of 1900, Imperial Chinese Army troops besieged 900 foreign diplomats, soldiers and citizens from a host of nations including Britain, France and Germany.