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  • Lobau, with its masses of densely-packed French troops, was a lucrative artillery target within easy range of the opposite shore, but Charles made no attempt to bombard it. Instead he left an observation force on the left bank and withdrew several miles. — “Battle of Wagram - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Look up bombardment in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. This article is about the military attack form. For information about the Dodgeball-like game, see Bombardment Game. A bombardment is an attack by artillery fire directed against fortifications, troops or towns and buildings. — “Bombardment - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The Bombardment of Yarmouth and Lowestoft was a naval battle fought during World War I between the German The German fleet sent a battlecruiser squadron with accompanying cruisers and destroyers commanded by Rear Admiral Friedrich Bödicker to bombard the coastal ports of Yarmouth and Lowestoft. — “Bombardment of Yarmouth and Lowestoft - Wikipedia, the free”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • The tent, illumined by a candle, glowed warmly in the midst of the white plain; and when he, as a matter of course, entered it, both Perrault and Francois bombarded him with curses and cooking utensils, till he recovered from his consternation and fled ignominiously into the outer cold. — “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London
  • The town was being bombarded by a hundred and thirty guns which Napoleon had ordered up after four o'clock. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • The town was being bombarded by a hundred and thirty guns which Napoleon had ordered up after four o'clock. — “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy
  • But ever since, the Poles had attached themselves to Grushenka and bombarded her daily with requests for money and she had always sent them small sums. — “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • No sound reached me from the world above and no word would my jailer vouchsafe when my food was brought to me, although I at first bombarded him with questions. — “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs

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