French Manoeuvres of 1912

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The French Manouevres of 1912 highlighted the value of aircraft for military reconnaissance.[1][2]

The French were also invited to observe the British Manoeuvres of 1912.



  1. Hallion, 2003, p. 311.
  2. Henry Woodhouse, "How the French and German Aeroplane Fleets Were Built By Public Subscriptions", Aerial Age Weekly, 31 May 1915, p. 250.
Event names French Manouevres of 1912, Grandes manœuvres de l'Ouest
Event type wargame
Country FR
Location Western France (north of Poitiers)
Start date 1912-09-11
Number of days 7
Tech focus military, airplane, LTA, reconnaissance