During the independence war against Napoleon's troops the city suffered great destruction, and it made the crisis worse.
This church suffered destruction, and it has been reconstructed many times.
In the 20th century Tokyo has twice suffered almost total destruction.
In 1945 the Institute suffered total destruction during the liberation.
These people had suffered destruction and death for their freedom.
As a result of this siege, the town suffered almost total destruction.
Its public services are in ruins, and many cities have suffered widespread destruction during years of fighting.
Finnmark suffered particularly heavy destruction and casualties during the war.
The town suffered serious destruction from which it never recovered.
The city suffered heavy destruction but recovered quickly after the end of the conflict.