The French, under the command of Comte de Lally, abandon the city
of Madras, which they had been besieging since December 1758, on
the arrival of a British fleet.
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Editors. "French abandon siege of Madras when a British fleet arrives". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17738, accessed 28 June 2017.]