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Title: Plassey 1757: Clive of India's Finest Hour. Osprey Military Campaign Series 35.
Description: (Osprey, London, 1994).. 96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, reproductions, maps, battle plans, uniform studies. "Set against a background of intrigue, oriental dissimulation and downright treachery, the story of Plassey has all the ingredients of fiction - Anglo-French rivalry for domination of trade in the vastly rich subcontinent; the 'atrocity' of the Black Hole of Calcutta; a fog-enshrouded march through the very middle of a Bengali army; and finally a battle won by will-power and nerve against enormous odds. Peter Harrington prefaces his colourful account with the story of the siege of Arcot, during which Clive won his spurs." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative accounts of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - very faint cigarette odor, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on bottom of textblock, light yellowing to covers and edges of textblock, light waviness to top of textblock, flat uncreased spine. VG.

Keywords: Osprey, Campaigns, Battles, Battlefields, Uniforms, Wargaming, Plassey, Robert Clive, Black Hole, Calcutta, Bengal, Sieges, Siraj-Ud-Daula, East India Company, Nawab, French Artillery, Mir Madan, India, Bengali Army, Arcot.

Price: US$ 15.00 Seller: Capricorn Books
- Book number: 14034

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