Out of the Trenches is our community format where your questions are being answered. Praise, criticism or a simple question about World War 1 – Indy will take some time to give you answers. The more questions you ask, the more episodes we can produce. Don't hesitate!
Hi Indy and gang! Have you or Markus listened to Hardcore History's 6-episode series about WW1? What do you think of Dan's take on the war and what brought it about, and how he presents the events during the war? If you haven't heard about it, Hardcore History is a podcast by a guy called Dan Carlin that I highly recommend in general. It's got its setbacks as, does everything, but it's one of the best history podcasts I know of. This is for the January/February shootings, so you've got time to catch up.Answered 7 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Do you think, after so many years, WW1 will be overshadowed and become less and less relevant when teaching world history or do you think it will always be a mandatory thing to learn as it shattered our understanding of the old world? Keep up all the amazing work you guys!Answered 7 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hello I really like the show, and love the format. My question is a historic method one, so bear with me. It seems that you are only using secondary sources, with a particular love for the 'The Great War' by Peter Hart. Is this due to time restraints, or is it a production choice?Answered 7 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
My first real introduction to World War I was many years ago through the fourh series of The Blackadder, and although you've talked about it in the show before, I was hoping to learn more about it. Can you make an educated guess to what section of the line the Blackadder gang was stationed at, what unit they may have been from (maybe the uniforms, equipement or battels they've mentioned) and what ofensive they participated in when they *spoiler alert* fo over the top in the finale episode? Also, Lt. George mentions that he '...would hate to face a German machine gun without this' (referring to his 'stick'). Was the swagger stick actually used in combat, or was this just a little dark humor about the madness of the war?Answered 7 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Have you watched Blackadder Goes Forth? And if so, how accurate is it in various aspects of the period. Especially someone like Blackadder being an officer. (That is to say, not from the usual background)Answered 7 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
I'm always curious about the film in these and other WW1 videos: is it from the actual war or a later recreation? If so from what time, the 20s? I've heard film wasn't actually much in use in that war, though I could be wrong. And the sound effects are added, surely? I mean silent films were after this. I like it with the sound effects though.Answered 7 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.