battle of Wandewash

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(22 January 1760)

One of the last great battles between the English and French East India Companies in south India, fought at the coastal fortress of Wandewash, in South India. Although the French commander, the comte de Lally, had the advantage of numbers, he was hampered by dissensions among his forces. His attack was repulsed by the able British commander, Eyre Coote. The fall of Pondicherry followed.

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