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" The French skirmishers, swarming on the right bank, opened a biting fire, which was returned as bitterly ; the artillery on both sides played across the ravine, the sounds were repeated by numberless echoes, and the smoke, rising slowly, resolved itself... "
History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the ... - Page 289
by Sir William Francis Patrick Napier - 1840
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The United Service Journal and Naval and Military Magazine, Part 2

English periodicals - 1831
...rains, and it was impossible to retreat farther. " The French skirmishers, swarming on the right bank, opened a biting fire, which was returned as bitterly...by numberless echoes, and the smoke, rising slowly, ra> solved itself into an immense arch, spanning the whole chasm, and sparkling with the whirling fuzes...
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The United Service Magazine: With which are Incorporated the Army ..., Part 2

Military art and science - 1831
...rains, and it was impossible to retreat farther. " The French skirmishers, swarming on the right hank, opened a biting fire, which was returned as bitterly...flying shells. The enemy gathered fast and thickly ; hie columns were discovered forming behind the high rocks, and a dragoon was seen to try the depth...
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The Literary Gazette: A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts

William Jerdan, William Ring Workman, John Morley, Frederick Arnold, Charles Wycliffe Goodwin - 1831
...retreat farther. The .French skirmishers, swarming on the right bank, opened a biting fire, which wns returned as bitterly; the artillery on both sides...and sparkling with the whirling fuzes of the flying shell*. The enemy gathered fast and thickly ; his columns were discovered forming behind the high rocks,...
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Memoirs of lieutenant-general sir Thomas Picton, including his correspondence

Heaton Bowstead Robinson - 1835
...rains, and it was impossible to retreat further. The French skirmishers swarming on the right bank, opened a biting fire, which was returned as bitterly...spanning the whole chasm, and sparkling with the whirling fusees of the flying shells. The enemy gathered fast and thickly; his columns were discovered forming...
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Memoirs of a sergeant, late in the forty-third light infantry regiment ...

Memoirs - 1835
...regiment, re91 beyond them the bridge of Castello Bom. The French skirmishers, swarming on the right bank, opened a biting fire, which was returned as bitterly...rising slowly, resolved itself into an immense arch, sparkling with the whirling phases of the flying shells. The enemy despatched a dragoon to try the...
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Memoirs of Lieutenant-General Sir Thomas Picton, G.B.C. &c. Including His ...

Heaton Bowstead Robinson - 1836
...rains, and it was impossible to retreat further. The French skirmishers swarming on the right bank, opened a biting fire, which was returned as bitterly...spanning the whole chasm, and sparkling with the whirling fusees of the flying shells. The enemy gathered fast and thickly ; his columns were discovered forming...
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History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France ..., Volume 2

Sir William Francis Patrick Napier - Peninsular War, 1807-1814 - 1839
...impossible to retreat farther. The French skirmishers, swarming on the right bank, opened a biting lire, which was returned as bitterly; the artillery on both...spanning the whole chasm, and sparkling with the whirling fusees of the flying shells. The enemy gathered fast and thickly, his columns were discovered forming...
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History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France ..., Volume 2

Sir William Francis Patrick Napier - Peninsular War, 1807-1814 - 1842
...rains, and it was impossible to retreat farther. The French skirmishers, swarming on the right bank, opened a biting fire, which was returned as bitterly...spanning the whole chasm, and sparkling with the whirling fusees of the flying shells. The enemy gathered fast and thickly, his columns were discovered forming...
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The Victories of the British Armies: With Anecdotes Illustrative of Modern ...

William Hamilton Maxwell - Peninsular War, 1807-1814 - 1847 - 528 pages
...encounters which the annals of modern warfare record. "The French skirmishers, swarming on the right bank, opened a biting fire, which was returned as bitterly;...spanning the whole chasm, and sparkling with the whirling fuzees of the flying shells. The enemy gathered fast and thickly; his columns were discovered forming...
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History of the war in the peninsula: and in the south of France ..., Volume 2

Sir William Francis Patrick Napier - Peninsular War, 1807-1814 - 1851
...impossible to retreat farther until nightfall. Soon the French skirmishers, swarming on the right bank, opened a biting fire, which was returned as bitterly...sparkling with the whirling fuzes of the flying shells. Fast and thickly the French gathered behind the high rocks and a dragoon was seen to try the depth...
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