Plassey 1757

Clive of India's Finest Hour

Plassey 1757 cover

Plassey 1757

Clive of India's Finest Hour

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After relatively lowly beginnings as a writer in the East India Company, Robert Clive rose to be perhaps the most important single figure in the history of British involvement in India. At Plassey on 23 June 1757 Clive's 3,500 native and East India Company troops faced an army of 50,000 under the French supported nawab Siraj-ud-daula. Having succeeded in keeping his powder dry in a torrential rainstorm, Clive's guns were able to open a murderous fire on the enemy. Siraj-ud-daula's attack was beaten off and the counter-attack which Clive launched swept the field; with only the French gunners fighting to the last.

Table of Contents

The Background to Plassey/Calcutta/The Bengal Campaign/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Armies/Plassey: The Approach March/The Battle of Plassey/The Aftermath of the Battle/The Battlefield Today/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming Plassey

Product details

Published 17 Oct 1994
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 98
ISBN 9781855323520
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 65 b/w; 15 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 35
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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