World war of 18th century

Prompt  ….

PHOTO PROMPT © Karen Rawson
The Seven Years’ War fought between 1756 and 1763 spanned five continents, affecting Europe, the Americas, West Africa, India, and the Philippines. It involved many European nations of the time.
In India, British commander Sir Eyre Coote decisively defeated General Thomas Lally at the Battle of Wandiwash in 1760 and ensured British control over India. It is believed that an underground passage led from Vandavasi fort to Gingee fort famous as the the Troy of East.
Lally was taken POW in the battle. He was later beheaded after a sham trial in Paris for treason.
Words ~ 96
Wandiwash ~ Vandavasi lies 110 km South-West of Madras city in South India.

Thanks for the prompt Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. SHALOM.

 

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43 thoughts on “World war of 18th century

    • I used the term as the seven year war assured colonization of a major part of this planet by a few countries situated in Western Europe.
      I thank and appreciate your interest.

  1. This is great. You bring a piece of history to life, and show the implications. When we learn history at school, it seldom clicks how important these past events really were, and how they still affect our lives today.

    • There is a lot of history in this subcontinent. People from all the major powers of world in their time came here, I was just lucky that this prompt reminded me of Gingee fort and while looking for a handle to this prompt – I discovered this little bit of history.
      Thank you so much for the read and your interest. 🙂

    • Hardly – just these little snippets I occasionally ferret out in search of handles for these prompts ……. incite my inherent curiosity.
      Thanks for the read and generous comment.

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