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Pictured: The journals.
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.
Dr Wordsworth Poole was mentioned in despatches for his gallantry as physician to the British Legation during the Boxer Rebellion.
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.