The Third Dutch War in the East (1672–4)

By C. R. Boxer, published November 1930

Abstract

Boxer provides details of the little known encounters that took place in the Far East following France and England declaring war on the Dutch in April 1672. The French had sent a powerful force to the Indies in 1670, with the longer-term intention of displacing the Dutch as the major trading nation in the region. However, the United Provinces had been long-established in the Indies and possessed greater strength and resources than their enemies, mainly through the zeal and industry of the Vereenigde Oost Indische Compagnie, which ensured them a successful outcome.

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Filed under: Dutch Wars | Indian Ocean | East India Company
Subjects include: Battles & Tactics | Merchant Marines

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