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  • To achieve this “strategic defensive,” Ludendorff demanded help to bolster the Western Front; Emperor Karl, diverted from his original purpose, found himself promising to send Austrian divisions to France.

    Castles of Steel

  • The left flank was more attractive since, from there, he could continue to bolster the intact stronghold at Blickheim and at the same time reinforce Mike Company if the enemy should effect a penetration there.

    First Clash

  • General von Falkenhayn, the Chief of the German General Staff, was summoned to a conference at Supreme Headquarters at Pless, where, despite the news from Rumania and the fact that more German troops would have to be sent to bolster the reeling Austrians, he urged resuming the offensive against Verdun.

    Castles of Steel

  • Beatty was not with the international expedition sent to relieve the besieged legations in Peking, but he was ashore in China, having landed with 150 men from Barfleur to bolster the defense of the beleaguered river port of Tientsin.

    Castles of Steel

  • Dr. King spoke to an audience of four thousand at Washington Cathedral, trying to bolster support for the Poor People's Campaign.

    1968

  • I find no evidence offered by Dr. Coriat to bolster up the conclusions of his paper.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • She has the supreme advantage that the rank and file of her mighty host really believe what she teaches; they do not have to listen to table-rappings and flounder through swamps of automatic writings in order to bolster their hope of the survival of personality after death!

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • Almost immediately, Dr. Bäke had to take his 5th Company into the area east of Morosovskaya to bolster the base's defenses.

    Panzer Aces

  • And Sullivan signed free agent relievers Dick Drago and Tom Burgmeier to bolster a bullpen that had been often relied upon in 1977.

    The Greatest Game

  • Several big-market teams, most notably the Yankees and Red Sox, have all but ignored them, using their financial advantage to bolster their farm system.

    Mets Look to Open Their Wallets

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