Bombardments sentence example

bombardments
  • Repeated air-raids took place in the vicinity and there were several bombardments from the sea, but Richborough itself was never seriously damaged, the low-lying, featureless character of the marshland probably affording its best protection, more especially at night.

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  • In June 1796 it was besieged by Napoleon; but in spite of terrific bombardments it held out till February 1797.

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  • In the town is a large subterranean cavern, the Houmbata, which served as a refuge for its inhabitants during frequent bombardments.

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  • In the naval revolt of 1893-94 the older districts of the city suffered much damage from desultory bombardments, but the insurgents were too few to take possession.

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  • Disorders followed, a naval revolt in 1891 causing the resignation of President Deodoro da Fonseca, and another in 1893-94 causing a blockade of the port for about six months and the loss of many lives and much property from desultory bombardments.

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  • A rigid censorship was exercised concerning the publication of information as to the production of munitions, measures of defence, bombardments, air raids, arrests, trials and executions of spies, etc.

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