A detachment of the French Aviation Corps

The original caption with this picture reads: The aeroplane is one of the factors that have revolutionized warfare. Its use for dropping bombs on hostile cities gives it a spectacular place in the news columns of today, but its real military value consists in scouting, getting the range for artillery, and preventing surprises by the enemy.

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