Sentence Examples


  • Through a misunderstanding continued to hold Amba Alagi, was almost annihilated by the Abyssinian vanguard of 40,000 men.
  • In the Syrian campaign of 1799, however, he commanded the vanguard, took El-Arish, Gaza and Jaffa, and won the great victory of Mount Tabor on the 15th of April 1799.
  • The Emperor's gratitude was announced to the vanguard, rewards were promised, and the men received a double ration of vodka.
  • The prisoner said that the troops that had entered Forminsk that day were the vanguard of the whole army, that Napoleon was there and the whole army had left Moscow four days previously.
  • He had fought as captain of the vanguard at Flodden and after the victory was created earl of Surrey.