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!
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 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
To what scale was tank warfare used on the other fronts, Russia, Middle East and so on. When people say WW1 tanks, they just think of the Western Front and the iconic images. And attached to that, the Entente was the first to use tanks, but what was their reaction to the first deployed Germand tanks?Answered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
To what degree was captured territory by Germany used for production (both military and civilian)? Especially in northern France? And what about agricultural industry? With the German food shortage did they have forced labor there (especially poland/russia)?Answered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hello, handsome Indy and talented crew! I wonder what you can tell me about the relocation of civillians during the war. When battles were fought in or near towns and villages, were civillians evacuated by their respective governments, or left to fend for themselves? Did many civilians stay behind to defend their homes?Answered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hi Indy - for OOT, was conscription universal to all belligerents, regardless of social class i.e. Ireland, USA, Australia, and did the civilian population generally support a draft? God bless Texas. 1SG, US Army (ret.)Answered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hi Indy and team! What about the Ottoman monarch? Who was the Ottoman monarch (is it called 'sultan'?) during WW1? Was he or she related to the other monarchs such as the Tsar of the Kaiser? What decisions did the Ottoman monarch make that altered the course of the war?Answered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
I have a question about how or if the war was an issue during the presidential election of 1916. Was there growing pressure on Woodrow Wilson or Charles Evan Hughes to make the war a campaign issue? I know we got the war for real in 1917, but I'm curious about where we stood politically a 100 years ago. Thanks.Answered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Why did the Imperial German army continue distributing the Pickelhaube even after the adaption of steel helmets? It was an obvious target and served minimal protection to the head. Thank you guys for your amazing work and greetings from Austin Texas! Jared EnriquezAnswered 5 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.