East Indies Campaign

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East Indies Campaign
Chronological list of Wars and Campaigns
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Location: South India and Ceylon
British Navy and the East India Company French and Dutch
Result: British increased influence
Category: East Indies Campaign
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This conflict was part of the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) and the Fourth Anglo-Dutch War (1780–1784). The French sided with the Americans and declared war on Britain in 1778. The Dutch facilitated supplies to the French and thus became embroiled in the conflict. In the East Indies the British acted against French and Dutch colonial possessions. The French formed an alliance with Hyder Ali so some of the land actions also were part of the 2nd Mysore War.

Related articles

For further details of events during this period see the following articles

Battle of Pondicherry 10 Aug-19 Oct 1778
Loss of Cuddalore 8 April 1781
Siege of Negapatam 21 Oct-11 Nov 1781
Capture of Trincomalee 11 January 1782
Battle of Sadras 17 February 1782
Battle of Providien 12 April 1782
Battle of Negapatam 6 July 1782
Loss of Trincomalee 31 August 1782
Action off Trincomalee 3 September 1782
Battle of Cuddalore 20 June 1783


Entries in the Dictionary of Indian Biography 1906
Edward Hughes (1720?-1794)
Hector Munro (1726-1805)
Pierre Andre de Suffrein (1726-1788)

External Links

East Indies Campaign 1778-83 Wikipedia
Fourth Anglo-Dutch War Wikipedia

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