Battle of Condore

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This article is about the Battle of Condore in India. For the island in Vietnam with a similar name, see Côn Sơn Island.
Battle of Condore
Part of Seven Years' War
Date 9 December 1758
Location Condore, India
Result British victory
Belligerents
Flag of the British East India Company (1707).svg British East India Company Royal Standard of the King of France.svg French East India Company
Commanders and leaders
Lt. Col.Francis Forde Marquis de Conflans
Strength
2,600 British
5,000 Indian Allies
6,500 French
Large force of Indian Allies

The Battle of Condore took place near Masulipatam on 9 December 1758 during the Third Carnatic War, part of the Seven Years' War. An Anglo-Indian force under the command of Colonel Francis Forde attacked and defeated a similarly sized French force under the command of Hubert de Brienne, Comte de Conflans, capturing all their baggage and artillery. The decisive British victory allowed them to lay siege to Masulipatam, which they stormed on 25 January 1759.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Harvey, Robert. Clive: The Life and Death of a British Emperor. Sceptre, 1999.
  • Henty, George Alfred. With Clive in India. Or, The Beginnings of an Empire.
  • Keay, John. The Honourable Company: A History of the English East India Company. Harper Collins, 1993
  • McLynn, Frank. 1759: The Year Britain Became Master of the World. Pimlico, 2005.

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Coordinates: 16°11′04″N 81°08′06″E / 16.1844°N 81.1349°E / 16.1844; 81.1349