Plassey 1757: Clive of India's Finest Hour (Campaign)

Plassey 1757: Clive of India's Finest Hour (Campaign)

Peter Harrington


After rather lowly beginnings as a author within the East India corporation, Robert Clive rose to be probably an important unmarried determine within the background of British involvement in India. At Plassey on 23 June 1757 Clive's 3,500 local and East India corporation troops confronted a military of 50,000 lower than the French supported nawab Siraj-ud-daula. Having succeeded in protecting his powder dry in a torrential rainstorm, Clive's weapons have been in a position to open a murderous fireplace at the enemy. Siraj-ud-daula's assault was once overwhelmed off and the counter-attack which Clive introduced swept the sector; with merely the French gunners scuffling with to the final.

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