Sortie sentence example
While leading a sortie Cleland was shot dead, and was buried in the churchyard.
Calling a council of war on the heights of Fort St Julien, he asked the opinion of his subordinates, who were unanimously against the proposed sortie, principally because the artillery "had only ammunition enough for a single battle!"
But a sortie of the garrison of Astrakhan drove back the besiegers; 15,000 Russians, under Knes Serebianov, attacked and scattered the workmen and the Tatar force sent for their protection; and, finally, the Ottoman fleet was destroyed by a storm.
He served in the first siege, at the battle of Tudela, and during the second siege until he was taken prisoner in a sortie.
In September 1825 Ibrahim, at the order of the sultan, had joined Reshid before the town; piecemeal the outlying forts and defences now fell, until the garrison, reduced by starvation and disease, determined to hazard all on a final sortie.Advertisement
Boyovic now took command of the besieging army, but there was considerable dissension between him and Vukotic. On April 16, however, the Serbian troops suddenly left Scutari, and the Montenegrins took over the whole line, under violent artillery fire from the Turks, who, however, made no attempt at a sortie against the thin line of the besiegers.
During those two months every device was employed, by direct assault and by mining operations, to reduce the garrison, who held out nobly, meeting assault with sortie and mine with countermine.
Unconsoled by such honours, she rode away from the court in March, to assist in the defence of Compiegne against the duke of Burgundy; and on the 24th of May she led an unsuccessful sortie against the besiegers, when she was surrounded and taken prisoner.
With its engine running, the said cameraman was duly strapped in for a quick air to air sortie.
Just one Merlin engine would pump out several pounds of lead halides on a sortie to Berlin; almost chemical warfare!Advertisement
I then saw out two aircraft from their HAS (hardened aircraft shelter) which were undertaking a training sortie.
These Alpha Jets were captured by Martin Cole on a low-level sortie with the Hawks in the Welsh hills.
Mid-March saw 15 members of the Sqn make use of a routine training sortie to visit Bissegem airfield in Belgium.
They gather momentum around the homes and reach a climax at the Manor, followed by a brief sortie to the Cross.
This can then be looked up in the sortie map index, to give a list of sortie map index, to give a list of sorties that covered that general area.Advertisement
A typical training sortie would involve a four hour flight cross-country, involving simulated radar bombing runs against selected targets.
Probably to cheer the men by a semblance of activity, Marshal Bazaine attempted a sortie on a large scale on the 1st of October in the direction of Ladorchamps,, and fighting continued into the 2nd, but without prospect of success, and the profound depression following on defeat sent up the sick list rapidly.
After the repulse of any sortie the guard will return under cover as soon as possible and resume their position.
This can then be looked up in the sortie map index, to give a list of sorties that covered that general area.
According to Josephus, Titus decided to spare the Temple, but - whether this was so or not - on the 10th of August it was fired by a soldier after a sortie of the Jews had been repelled.Advertisement
Under their direction steady advance was made on the side which Bonaparte saw to be all important; a sortie of part of the British, Spanish and Neapolitan forces on the 30th of November was beaten back with loss, General O'Hara, their commander, being severely wounded and taken prisoner.
One other sortie towards Noisseville followed on the 7th, the alleged reason for which was the hope of obtaining provisions in the neighbouring villages.
This sortie raised the spirits of the Russians to the highest pitch.
The western movement was covered by a furious sortie from the lines of Petersburg, which was repulsed with heavy loss.
On the 21st of August, while the Indians were demoralized by a sortie from the garrison, the town was evacuated, and the inhabitants made a 1 The exact date of the founding of Santa Fe is not known, but the best opinion has fixed the date between 1604 and 1608, and favours the year 1605.Advertisement
During the armistice of 1848-1849 the fortress was strengthened, and soon afterwards it stood a siege of two months, which was brought to a glorious close by a successful sortie on the 6th of July 1849.
By a timely sortie, preceded by the administration of bribes to various officers in the Carmathian host, Jauhar succeeded in inflicting a severe defeat on the besiegers, who were compelled to evacuate Egypt and part of Syria.
Here he rashly divided his force, and in a sortie of French and Indians, on the morning of the 14th of September, one of his divisions was surrounded, and a general rout ensued in which about 270 of Grant's men were killed, about 40 were wounded, and others (including Grant) were taken prisoners.
The place was saved, but in a sortie she was captured by the Burgundians, who sold her for 10,000 francs to Bedford.
A still more formidable sortie on the 5th of November was with difficulty repulsed at Inkerman.Advertisement
The siege, however, was protracted, and finally, in February 1248, during the absence of the emperor on a hunting expedition, was brought to an end by a sudden sortie of the men of Parma, who stormed the imperial camp. The disaster was complete.