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Noun1.counterbombardment - bombardment intended to destroy or neutralize enemy weapons
counterfire - fire intended to neutralize or destroy enemy weapons
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It was important to have the Canadians retract, rather than face an Indian counterbombardment.
The artillery might respond in the desired fashion if the flares could be seen through the dust and smoke created by a massive preliminary bombardment and if the artillery's ground observers were vigilant and unharmed by the enemy counterbombardment. Homing pigeons could at times succeed in carrying messages to the rear.