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. I have a question for Out Of The Trenches. Who invented the 'Creeping Barrage' as it was used extensively used during the later stages of the war. Was it a normal infantryman or a high ranking officer who invented it. Please tell me and could you maybe do an episode on the barrages history. From AustraliaAnswered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
I was reading about the tanks in the Palestine Front where I found out that of the 8 tanks only 2 reached their objectives. How true is this? I also read that tanks in the desert where a bit faster since there was no muds as a challenge and in this case where the tank tactics in the desert different than those at the Western Front or were they the same?Answered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hello Indy and team, first of all thank you so much for an incredible channel! I am currently reading 'Poilu' the journal of Louis Barthas. By the way Corporal Barthas tells is it seems that soldiers own officers tricked them into going over the top with promises that 'it'll be easy'. Hoping you can shed some light on this topic of officers their own men into marching to their deaths.Answered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Howdy Indy - for OOTT - with Poilu and good soldiers Svejk in mind, compare and contrast front line officers and common soldier relationships in the various armies. Thanks 1SG Milo, US Army. God save Texas.Answered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hi, Indy and team! I really love the show and I always thank you and your team for an awesome work! How was the treatment for criminals? Were criminals in prison conscripted to Penal military units and sent to the front line for suicidal missions and meat shield just like the Soviet Union did during WW2?Answered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hi Indy and the crew, my question is: My friend's great grandfather served as a pilot in WW1 and he carried around a German gun, was this just so he could pass as a German pilot if he crashed or more a war souvenir for after it ended, my friend and i were curious and couldn't figure out why he would carry a enemy gun into battle. Great show keep up the good workAnswered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hi Indie and the gang, my great grandpa was a snniper in world war one he was 17 (the same age as me incidentally, which is kinda scary) and from County Wexford Ireland, I just wanted to ask this: There is a story that has been passed down to me from my mum and her mum who is the Irish part of my family that one day when my great grandpa was out on a mission he for whatever reason had to take cover so he found shelter in a ruin of a barn and as he entered he came across a German soldier of a similar age and instead of fighting they turned and ran, I was curious if this was a common thing to happen and if it had any criminal offence or if it was just two boys not wanting to harm one antoher. Love the shows, been watching since day one and haven't missed an episode yes. All the best, Oliver.Answered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Indy, jeg elsker deg. One sentence question: Did any country set up special treatment programs, child wards or other 'welfare' facilities for children who lost one or both their parents during the war?Answered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hello there Indy and the crew! I was there since '1914' and i became addicted since. Here's a question for 'Out of the Trenches': How did various armies deal with soldiers who had to wear glasses and how was their life in the trenches?Answered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
I have heard numerous stories of Generals from both sides in the American Civil War having emotional breakdowns upon seeing their entire units obliterated for example Union General Burnsides at Fredricksburg. Given how many men they lost, it is odd to me that I haven't heard any similiar stories from the First World War. Were generals of the great war just too far away from the front and their troops for it to have that affect on them, or do you know of some examples?Answered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hey Indy and team. I have a question, perhaps you can talk about it on Out Of The Trenches? You've touched on Pals before; Battalions made up of men from the same village, town or industry. The mention of industry reminded me of a something I heard about Pals and artillery shells. I head a disproportionate number of artillery shell factory workers signed up for the Pals Battalions and when they took heavy losses that lead to a shortage of qualified shell manufacturers. I understood this to mean unqualified worker replaced them in the factories and produced shells of a lower quality. Is this one of the contributing factors in the large amount of non-exploded munitions along the western front today?Answered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.