Cannonade sentence example
The battle opened with a prolonged cannonade from the Spanish lines.
The battle began on both sides with a cannonade from several hundred guns.
The cannonade on the left flank will begin as soon as the guns of the right wing are heard.
Not until 11 was it possible to open fire, for want of a visible target, but about noon, after a preliminary cannonade, Gustavus gave the word to advance.
Three hundred guns covered the assault, and Dresden was set on fire in places by the cannonade, while the French columns marched unceasingly over the bridges and through the Altstadt.Advertisement
The affair was only a cannonade, but the French stood firm and the advance of the Allies was stayed.
Napoleon, then standing near the Gustavus Adolphus monument on the field of Liitzen, heard the roar of a heavy cannonade to his right rear.
The "Fortitude" and "Juno" kept up a cannonade for 22 hours and then hauled off, the former being on fire and having sixtytwo men killed and wounded.
Hancock's superb presence and power over men never shone more clearly than when, as the 150 guns of the Confederate army opened the attack he calmly rode along the front of his line to show his soldiers that he shared the dangers of the cannonade with them.
After a cannonade in which it suffered more severely than its entrenched enemy, the French centre furiously attacked the village of Allerheim; the fighting here was very heavy, and on the whole in favour of the Germans, although Mercy was killed.Advertisement
The pursuit, too, was carried out in the midst of a tropical thunderstorm which broke at the roar of the opening cannonade, and very considerably retarded the French pursuit.
Hardly had he finished when the opening roar of the cannonade at Waterloo was heard.
Thir, the commander of the Albanians, then repaired to the citadel, gained admittance through an embrasure, and, having obtained possession of it, began to cannonade the pasha over the roofs of the intervening houses, and then descended with guns to the Ezbekia and laid close siege to the palace.
After the siege had continued many days, Khorshld gave orders to cannonade and bombard the town.; and for six days his commands were executed with little interruption, the citadel itself also lying between two fires.
For thirteen days a cannonade of the town was continued without effect; and on the 20th of April, news having come in from the advanced guard at Hamad of large reinforcements to the besieged, General Stewart was compelled to retreat; and a dragoon was despatched to Lieutenant-colonel Macleod, commanding at Hamad, with orders to fall back.Advertisement
During the afternoon there was a desultory cannonade, but neither side advanced.
After the British ship had fired a single 64lb cannonade, the French vessel surrendered, fearing it would be outgunned.
Thus the heavy cannonade which the Light Division had been under was at a most important moment arrested and thus spared the Guards.
A furious cannonade raged, and the Anglo-Dutch line withdrew slightly to gain more cover from the ridge.
The cannonade was dying down, but the rattle of musketry behind and on the right sounded oftener and nearer.Advertisement
After five o'clock it was only at the Augesd Dam that a hot cannonade (delivered by the French alone) was still to be heard from numerous batteries ranged on the slopes of the Pratzen Heights, directed at our retreating forces.
Toward dusk the cannonade began to subside.
During the cannonade Prince Poniatowski is to advance through the wood on the village and turn the enemy's position.
The booming cannonade and the fusillade of musketry were growing more intense over the whole field, especially to the left where Bagration's fleches were, but where Pierre was the smoke of the firing made it almost impossible to distinguish anything.
Molart and Empser, drinking each other's health in the midst of the cannonade, were killed by the same shot.Advertisement
Each army had with it about 100 guns; and, during a heavy cannonade, Wellington on the 10th of November 1813 attacked this extended Passage of position of 16 m.
He heard the cannonade behind him growing louder and more frequent.
Having passed the Guards and traversed an empty space, Rostov, to avoid again getting in front of the first line as he had done when the Horse Guards charged, followed the line of reserves, going far round the place where the hottest musket fire and cannonade were heard.