June 1917

Photography from Aircraft

Volume 2, Issue 2
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IN THE old style of warfare on the land each general attempted to cover his own force and its movements by a screen thrown out to the front and flanks to hold back the enemy scouts and reconnoitering forces that in turn sought to pierce the enemy screen and ascertain the details of his forces and their dispositions and movements.

For this duty of screening and reconnaissance the cavalry seemed best adapted and for this reason this arm of the service came to be known as "the eyes of the army."

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