- May 2016
And all that is true and didn’t saw here anyone denning it.But a campaign isn't just a battle. It's the lead up to the battle, and the aftermatch of a battle. Unless you think these troops got drop off in the summer and left before winter, the campaign logistic require a much longer planning than just the summer. Which is why someone mentioned about the port. Russian ports are different ports than Tianjing.
But the relief force commanded by Gaselee disembarked, moved in Chinese territory, and occupied Pekin. It happened.
We saw a similar situation in 1860.
Don’t recall if we saw a similar action against Saint Petersburg. Even during the WWII, when Germany invaded the Soviet Unit, with the Finish as allies. Maybe because it wasn’t that simple. Even in the summer. Even if Saint Petersburg (Leningrad) is closer to the sea.
Meaning, per se, distance from the sea is not an argument. Much less to a quick campaign.