Exercising Neutrality. The Practice of Manoeuvres in the Belgian Army before the Great War
Studies of soldiers’ lives and military culture in peacetime have hitherto mainly focused on life in the barracks. The role of maneuvers, exercises for all ranks and all arms aimed to train military men’s movements for specific strategies, have garnered far less attention. In this article, we examine the practice of maneuvering by the Belgian army from Independence (1830) until the Great War.