National Geographic : 1937 Oct
Photograph by W. Robert Moore "TELL IT TO THE MARINES!" IS THE MOTTO OF U. S. CITIZENS IN CASE OFTROUBLE INPEIPING The American Embassy Guard, numbering 514 officers and men, lines up in "tin hats" on inspection day,with the mounted unit and band (right). Since the Boxer uprising in 1900, when Chinese besieged the foreign legations, garrisons have been maintained in Peiping bythe United States, Great Britain, France, Italy, and Japan. At Tientsin, some 80 miles distant, is stationed Uncle Sam's Fifteenth Infantry. Most of theforeign embassies and legations remain inPei ping, though Nanking became China's capital in 1928.