How to use Bombardment in a sentence

bombardment
  • During the bombardment of Copenhagen Baird was wounded.

    26
    7
  • At Vicksburg Porter's bombardment assisted Farragut to run past the forts (June 28).

    18
    11
  • The left wing was totally destroyed by the bombardment of 1795, but has since been restored.

    11
    6
  • By the end of May the city was blockaded by land and sea, and in July the bombardment began.

    11
    7
  • Occasionally acts of chastisement, of which the bombardment of Porto Farina by Blake in 1655 was the most notable, and repeated treaties, extorted by European powers, checked from time to time, but did not put an end to, the habitual piracies, on which indeed the public revenue of Tunis was mainly dependent.

    6
    5
    Advertisement
  • There was a brief bombardment, and then Vandamme's corps was sent forward with the bayonet to drive out the foe.

    2
    1
  • The Committee was all-powerful in the Government, and a small group of leaders - Enver, Talaat, Djemal Pasha and others, supported by the presence at Constantinople of two German warships, the "Goeben" and "Breslau," were able to commit the country to hostilities, by the bombardment of Russian Black Sea ports by these vessels under the Turkish flag.

    1
    0
  • After a rather ineffective artillery bombardment the Japanese advanced in full force, without hesitation or finesse, and plunging into the river, stormed forward under a heavy fire.

    1
    0
  • Recollections of their easy triumph in 1894 and perhaps thoughts of Sevastopol, German theories of the " brusque attack," the fiery ardour of the army, and above all the need of rapidly crushing or expelling the squadron in harbour, combined to suggest a bombardment and general assault.

    1
    0
  • The bombardment began on the 19th of August and continued for three days, while the infantry was spreading along the front and gaining ground where it could.

    1
    0
    Advertisement
  • On the 1st of December there was a heavy bombardment by the big howitzers, which obliged the Russians to take shelter in rear of the ruined works.

    1
    0
  • As this building was almost destroyed by Villeroi's bombardment it possesses no claim to antiquity, indeed the existing building was only completed in 1877.

    1
    0
  • These were planned in the days of short-range guns, and were therefore in 1870 open to an overwhelming bombardment by the rifled cannon of the attack.

    1
    0
  • From this position the bombardment opened on the 3rd of December.

    1
    0
  • The Civil War between the northern and southern sections of the United States, which began with the bombardment of Fort Sumter on the 12th of April 1861, and came to an end, in the last days of April 1865, with the surrender of the Confederates, was in its scope one of the greatest struggles known to history.

    1
    0
    Advertisement
  • That city was taken by General Scott after a siege and bombardment (March 7 to 29, 1847); and after winning the battle of Cerrogordo (April 18), and a long delay at Puebla, Scott marched on Mexico City, stormed its defences against greatly superior forces, and effected an entrance after severe fighting on the 13th of September 1847.

    1
    0
  • Two days of desultory street fighting ensued, during which the fleet began to bombard the city, but was compelled to desist by the interference of foreign men-of-war, on the ground that the bombardment was.

    0
    0
  • In 1854 the allied English, French and Turkish forces laid siege to the southern portion of the town, and on the 17th of October began a heavy bombardment.

    0
    0
  • Some damage was done to the houses of Belfort, but the garrison was not intimidated, and their artillery replied with such spirit that after some days the German commander gave up the bombardment.

    0
    0
  • On the 13th, 6000 men were landed, covered by the guns of the fleet, and, after Porter had subjected the works to a terrific bombardment, Fisher was brilliantly carried by storm on the 15th.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • To screen the city from bombardment they would have to be carried 3 m.

    0
    0
  • For a time this officer subjected the town to a periodical bombardment which inflicted much damage, and at the end of 1832 the citadel itself was besieged by a French army.

    0
    0
  • The Schlosskirche, to the doors of which Luther nailed his famous ninety-five theses in 1517, dates from 1439-1499; it was, however, seriously damaged by fire during the bombardment of 1760, was practically rebuilt, and has since (1885-1892) been restored.

    0
    0
  • This time there was no preliminary bombardment but aircraft were cooperating.

    0
    0
  • This church, the site of which has been similarly occupied since the i 2th century, was almost entirely destroyed in the bombardment of 1807, but was completely restored in 1811-1829.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • Its detached forts shelter the city from bombardment, and so long as sea communication is open with England, Antwerp would be practically impregnable.

    0
    0
  • Termor de on the Scheldt and Diest on the Dender are retained as nominally fortified positions, but neither could resist a regular bombardment for more than a few hours, as their casemates are not bomb-proof.

    0
    0
  • The general ordered a bombardment of the town for two days, destroying a number of houses and large quantities of merchandize.

    0
    0
  • The black coloration upon the surface produced by this process, as also by the electric bombardment in a vacuum tube, appears to be due to a conversion of the surface film into graphite.

    0
    0
  • The Confederates, however, immediately ordered its reduction, and after a thirty-four hours' bombardment the garrison capitulated on the 13th of April 1861.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • For two sessions he spoke and voted with his colleagues, but after the bombardment of the Alexandria forts he left the ministry and never held office again.

    0
    0
  • On the 10th an ultimatum was sent to Toulba Pasha, the military commandant, intimating that the bombardment would commence at sunrise on the following morning unless the batteries on the isthmus of Ras-el-Tin and the southern shore of the harbour of Alexandria were previously surrendered for the purpose of disarming.

    0
    0
  • The bombardment ceased at 5 P.M.; but a few rounds were fired by the Inflexible and Temeraire on the morning of,the 12th at the right battery in Ras-el-Tin lines.

    0
    0
  • The bombardment of the forts of Alexandria is interesting as a gauge of the effect to be expected from the fire of ships under specially favorable conditions.

    0
    0
  • The Egyptians made quite as good a stand as could be expected, but were driven from their guns, which they were unable to use with adequate effect; and the bombardment of Alexandria confirms previous experience that the fire of ships cannot really compete with that of well-mounted and well-handled guns on shore.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • On the following day he bivouacked at Umdabia, where he constructed a strong zeriba, which was garrisoned by an Egyptian battalion, and on the night of the 7th he marched to the attack of Mahmuds zeriba, which, after an hours bombardment on the morning of the 8th of April, was stormed with complete success.

    0
    0
  • Shut up in the fortress with 12,000 men, after Garibaldi's occupation of Naples, the king, inspired by the heroic example of Queen Maria, offered a stubborn resistance, and it was not till the 13th of February 1861 that, the withdrawal of the French fleet having made bombardment from the sea possible, he was forced to capitulate.

    0
    0
  • Anything like an adequate defence was hopeless; Loss of a bombardment began which lasted from the 2nd of Norway.

    0
    0
  • A great conflagration in 1433, the pestilence of 1532, the bombardment by the Danes in 1569, and the Russo-Livonian War, destroyed its trade.

    0
    0
  • The bombardment of Dresden (to which city he had meanwhile returned) on the 18th of July 1760, destroyed all his possessions, including an almost finished edition of Lucian, based on a valuable codex of the Dresden Library.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • His refusal to join England in the bombardment of Alexandria was the deathknell of French influence in Egypt.

    0
    0
  • After a bombardment, Manila fell and on the 5th of October the British entered the city.

    0
    0
  • The offensive opened on May 14 with a very heavy bombardment along the whole line from the Val Lagarina to the Val Sugana; but the concentration of fire was most intense between the Vallarsa and the Upper Astico, and against this sector, the following day, the main infantry attack was launched.

    0
    0
  • The second Hague conference, of 1907, besides revising the convention made by the first conference, of 18 99, as to the laws of war on land, produced new conventions, dealing respectively with the opening of hostilities; neutral rights and duties in land warfare; the status of enemy merchant ships at the outbreak of war; the conversion of merchant ships into ships of war; submarine mines; bombardment by naval forces; the application of the Geneva principles to naval warfare; the rights of maritime capture; the establishment of an international prize court; and neutral rights and duties in maritime warfare.

    0
    0
  • The palace was still inhabitable in 1787, but was ruined by the French bombardment of 1794, and only two portions of it remain.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • On the 11th of September, Suleiman Pasha not having obeyed the summons to evacuate the town, the bombardment was begun, and Ottoman troops were landed to co-operate with the rebels.

    0
    0
  • The bombardment began at two o'clock on the morning of Oct.

    0
    0
  • The bombardment opened with a shower of gas shells, mainly directed against the artillery positions.

    0
    0
  • Definite orders had been given both by Cadorna and by Capello that immediately upon the opening of the enemy's bombardment the Italian artillery should reply with a fire of " counter-preparation " upon the enemy's trenches and zones of concentration, and that they should lay down a violent barrage as soon as there were signs of movement.

    0
    0
  • The heavy mist, and the fact that the weight of the enemy bombardment had worked great destruction among the telephone wires, combined to prevent any effective reply on the part of the Italian guns.

    0
    0
    Advertisement
  • But more than i r,000 prisoners were taken as a result of the gas bombardment and the breaking of the line at the base of the salient.

    0
    0
  • The Italian infantry, waiting under a crushing bombardment, were puzzled and disheartened by the silence of their own guns.

    0
    0
  • At the close of the first day's bombardment of Fort Sumter (April 12th, 1861) Leroy P. Walker (1817-1884), the Confederate Secretary of War, boasted that before the 1st of May the Confederate flag would float over the Capitol.

    0
    0
  • The blockade of their ports and the bombardment of Valparaiso by a Spanish squadron impressed the Chileans with the necessity of possessing an adequate fleet to defend their long coast-line; and it was under President Errazuriz that the ships were obtained and the officers trained that did such good service in the great war with Peru.

    0
    0
  • Before the town on both banks of the river there is a fortified camp by which bombardment from the neighbouring heights can be hindered and which affords accommodation for to,000 men.

    0
    0
  • The attack was delivered after an artillery bombardment of several hours on Feb.

    0
    0
  • The main attack on the Tarabosh began only on March 31, preceded by five hours' artillery bombardment and by feints on the remainder of the front.

    0
    0
  • The Montenegrins, after their unsuccessful attack of March 31 and April 1, confined themselves to the usual bombardment.

    0
    0
  • The town and harbour were strongly fortified in colonial times, but the port defences were greatly damaged in 1902 in a bombardment by some German vessels of the allied blockading fleet.

    0
    0
  • The bombardment of Beira, the fall of Acre, and the total collapse of the boasted power of Mehemet Ali followed in rapid succession, and before the close of the year Lord Palmerston's policy, which had convulsed and terrified Europe, was triumphant, and the author of it was regarded as one of the most powerful statesmen of the age.

    0
    0
  • A three days' bombardment in 1799 again placed Mantua in the hands of the Austrians; and, though restored to the French by the peace of Luneville (1801), it became Austrian once more from 1814 till 1866.

    0
    0
  • In that year Frederick the Great of Prussia invaded Bohemia and obtained possession of Prague after a severe and prolonged bombardment, in the course of which a large part of the town was destroyed.

    0
    0
  • Prague, which had suffered even more during the second bombardment, now enjoyed a long period of quiet.

    0
    0
  • Barricades were erected and the town finally surrendered unconditionally after a severe bombardment (June 1848).

    0
    0
  • In 1854 Marcy had to deal with the complications growing out of the bombardment of San Juan del Norte (Greytown), Nicaragua, by the United States sloop-of-war " Cyane " for insults offered the American minister by its inhabitants and for their refusal to make restitution for damages to American property.

    0
    0
  • The bombardment of Alexandria led to the immediate resignation of Bright, whose presence in the cabinet had been of importance to the government; the occupation of Egypt broke up the dual control, and made Great Britain responsible for Egyptian administration, The effects of British rule were, in one sense, remarkable.

    0
    0
  • Ibrahim, however, by his possession of Druse hostages, restrained the amir, and after the bombardment of Acre, the Turks called him to account for his record of rebellion and treachery.

    0
    0
  • In 1795 the town, after a violent bombardment, was surrendered to the French; and after the peace of Luneville it was deprived of its fortifications.

    0
    0
  • The quarters which suffered most in the bombardment of 1870 have, however, been rebuilt in more modern fashion, and the recent widening of the circle of fortifications, with the destruction of the old walls, has given the city opportunity of expansion in all directions; thus, with the exception of Berlin and Leipzig, there is perhaps no town in Germany which can show so many handsome new public buildings as Strassburg.

    0
    0
  • The city and the cathedral suffered considerably from the bombardment, but all traces of the havoc have now disappeared.

    0
    0
  • Her secession, on the 29th of December 1860, was followed by the formation of the Southern Confederacy, the bombardment of Fort Sumter (April 12, 1861) and the Civil War (1861-65).

    0
    0
  • When the powers moved against the Egyptians in 1840, Beirut had recently been occupied in force by Ibrahim as a menace to the Druses; but he was easily driven out after a destructive bombardment by Admiral Sir Robert Stopford (1768-1847).

    0
    0
  • The British government sent him back to secure reparation, and on the 27th of August, in combination with a Dutch squadron under Admiral Van de Capellen, he administered a smashing bombardment to Algiers.

    0
    0
  • Atomic level defects, such as atoms of differing mass, vacancies etc. can be introduced by adding dopants or by ion bombardment.

    0
    0
  • The attack launched on a narrow frontage, followed an intense aerial bombardment by over 1000 bombers, many of which flew from England.

    0
    0
  • A massive bombardment from our heavy artillery began to pound the surrounding hillocks occupied by the Fascists.

    0
    0
  • Suddenly, at 5.00pm, a new and furious bombardment of Ypres started up by heavy German long-range howitzers.

    0
    0
  • But such a bombardment from outside the solar system should have catastrophically affected the Jovian moons.

    0
    0
  • The center of the anode has become perforated due to bombardment by electrons.

    0
    0
  • Bombardment with x-ray photons leads to the emission of electrons, these are called photoelectrons.

    0
    0
  • It is a railway junction of some consequence, with cultivation of vines, fruit and vegetables, brewing, tanning, &c. Diedenhofen is an ancient Frank town (Theudonevilla, Totonisvilla), in which imperial diets were held in the 8th century; was captured by Conde in 1643 and fortified by Vauban; capitulated to the Prussians, after a severe bombardment, on the 25th of November 1870.

    0
    0
  • Within four weeks of the adoption of this bill the bombardment of Alexandria by the British fleet (11th July 1882) opened an era destined profoundly to affect the colonial position of Italy.

    0
    0
  • The bombardment of the forts at Alexandria and the occupation of Egypt in 1882 were viewed with great disfavour by the bulk of the Liberal party, and were but little congenial to Gladstone himself.

    0
    0
  • The bombardment will commence on Sept.

    0
    0
  • In the expedition Porter himself commanded the mortar flotilla, which, when Farragut's fleet passed the forts on the early morning of the 24th of April 1862, covered its passage by a terrific bombardment that neutralized the fire of Fort Jackson.

    0
    0
  • After a bombardment lasting from the 23rd of February to the 6th of March, the Mexicans assaulted on the 6th, were twice beaten back, and then overpowered and slaughtered the garrison, the five survivors being subsequently bayonetted in cold blood.

    0
    0
  • The history of the events that led up to the battle of Navarino and the liberation of Greece is told elsewhere (see NAVARINO and GREEK INDEPENDENCE, WAR OF); the withdrawal of the Egyptians from the Morea was ultimately due to the action of Admiral Sir Edward Codrington, who early in August 1828 appeared before Alexandria and induced the pasha, by no means sorry to have a reasonable excuse, by a threat of bombardment, to sign a convention undertaking to recall Ibrahim and his army.

    0
    0
  • Beethoven read the final prayer of the Mass as a "prayer for inward and outward peace," and, giving it that title, organized it on the basis of a contrast between terrible martial sounds and the triumph of peaceful themes, in a scheme none the less spiritual and sublime because those who first heard it had derived their notions of the horror of war from living in Vienna during its bombardment.

    0
    0
  • The people did not at once realize the meaning of this bombardment.

    0
    0
  • Soon thereafter, Decatur and Enterprize participated in hot shore bombardment and gunboat actions, ably led by Commo.

    0
    0
  • He, however, continually rallied his men under a terrific bombardment.

    0
    0
  • Expect to find Ancient Worlds, Bombardment, Skylords and much more here.

    0
    0
  • In fact, in 1861, General Beauregard watched the bombardment of Ft. Sumter from the Edmondston-Alston House.

    0
    0
  • The Twelve Colonies are obliterated by nuclear bombardment.

    0
    0
  • In 1794 Mannheim fell into the hands of the French, and in the following year it was retaken by the Austrians after a severe bombardment, which left scarcely a single building uninjured.

    2
    3
  • In the course of a bloody insurrection in Catalonia, which ended in the bombardment of Barcelona, Ferdinand de Lesseps showed the most persistent bravery, rescuing from death, without distinction, the men belonging to the rival factions, and protecting and sending away not only the Frenchmen who were in danger, but foreigners of all nationalities.

    1
    2
  • His troops had captured Messina after a bombardment which earned him the sobriquet of King Bomba; Catania and Syracuse fell soon after, hideous atrocities being everywhere committed with his sanction.

    1
    2
  • During his long service as a lieutenant he took part in the bombardment of Tripoli, and on a subsequent occasion showed great firmness in resisting the seizure of a seaman as an alleged deserter from the British navy, his ship at the time lying under the guns of Gibraltar.

    3
    3
  • Two assaults were repulsed after hours of hand-to-hand fighting; and when, after a fresh bombardment, the garrison saw that their case was hopeless, they killed their women and children, and only succumbed at last to a third assault because every man of them was either killed or mortally wounded.

    1
    2
  • Under Francesco Morosini the Venetians again attacked Athens in September 1687; a shot fired during the bombardment of the Acropolis caused a powder magazine in the Parthenon to explode, and the building was rent asunder.

    1
    2
  • His last achievements were the bombardment of Algiers (1682-1683), in order to effect the deliverance of the Christian captives, and the bombardment of Genoa in 1684.

    1
    2
  • Except Kom ed-Dik the forts have not been repaired since the bombardment of 1882.

    1
    2
  • In 1799 it was taken of ter ten days' bombardment by the Austrian and Russian armies, and, in 1800, of ter the victory of Marengo, the French demolished the fortifications.

    1
    1
  • Servia had long resented the occupation of her fortresses by Turkish troops; frequent collisions arising from this source resulted in June 1862 in the bombardment of Belgrade; some slight concessions were then made to Servia, but it was not until 1867 that, through the mediation of England and other powers, she succeeded in obtaining the withdrawal of the Turkish garrisons.

    5
    5
  • Admiral Mello, finding that his demands were not complied with, began a bombardment of the city, but did not effect his purpose of compelling Peixoto to resign.

    2
    2
  • Some British vessels carried out a brief bombardment of the Ottoman batteries at the mouth of the Dardanelles on Nov.

    2
    2
  • As a result of disease, and of casualties in action and from bombardment, the British divisions recruited in the United Kingdom were constantly far short of establishment, no proper provision having been made for keeping them up to strength.

    2
    2
  • Large forces were engaged on either side in this battle, and the attack was prepared for by a comparatively speaking heavy bombardment of the Ottoman trenches; in this battleships and cruisers moored in Suvla Bay, in security from submarines, participated.

    2
    2
  • Two possible eventualities had especially to be feared - the sea might get up, or a heavy bombardment of the beaches might be instituted by the Turks while the final evacuation was in progress.

    2
    2
  • The release of all Christian slaves was not effected till after the bombardment of Algiers; and the definite abandonment of piracy may be dated from the presentation to the Bey in 1819 of a collective note of the powers assembled at Aix-la-Chapelle.

    2
    2
  • The bombardment of the town in 1881 was one of the principal events of the French conquest of Tunisia; it was pillaged by the soldiers on the 16th of July, and the inhabitants had afterwards to pay a war indemnity of £ 250,000.

    2
    2
  • Twenty-three tanks joined in the attack, which was preceded by no bombardment but was covered by the fire of 978 guns.

    2
    2
  • The bombardment will commence on September.

    4
    4
  • The preliminary bombardment commenced at 10 P.M.

    2
    2
  • On the 9th of July Sherman began an investment of the place, and during the succeeding week a sharp bombardment was carried on.

    2
    2
  • Each bombardment will, however, change the motion of the particle, so that changes are too frequent for the separate motions to be individually visible.

    2
    2
  • A story is told that Cromwell spared the town from bombardment owing to the wit of a woman who drank his health at the town-gate.

    1
    1
  • He lingered at Avignon; but the French, compelled to hard measures by the English, refused to be satisfied; and Pope Benedict XIV., alarmed by the threat of a bombardment of Civita Vecchia, advised the prince to withdraw.

    1
    1
  • In Smolensk, at the Malakhov Gate, he had hardly dozed off in a paroxysm of fever before he was awakened by the bombardment of the town--and Smolensk held out all day long.

    1
    1
  • Brussels suffered severely in 1695 from the bombardment of the French under Villeroi, who fired into the town with red-hot shot.

    2
    4
  • A bombardment of the Atlanta fortifications was then begun, but it had no material result.

    2
    8