the British back down
the British back down

The Bluejackets Periods Victorian Opium war

the British back down

The British back down in the face of pressure from Lin Zexu and British traders at Canton surrender their opium to be destroyed, even after he offers to swap their opium for Tea. Charles Elliot, the British Superintendent of Trade in China, had promised them that they would receive compensation for their loss, but this would never happen.