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!
As a sporting shooter I have often wondered about hearing protection. Did soldiers have any hearing protection provided at all? Or did they improvise it themselves? I can imagine in a time no man to man radio comms like today it would have been necessary to hear your officer/in charge shouting orders. Did a potential lack of hearing protection then lead to lots of cases of soldiers returning home/being removed from the front line due to deafness?Answered 7 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hello Indy and crew! Hope you guys are doing well. I just read 'All quiet on the Western Front' and I realized how much cigarettes meant to soldiers in the war They were using it as a currency. Can you tell us the importance of cigarettes for soldiers on all sides. You guys are the best say hi to Snake!Answered 7 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
The Germans had von Letow-Vorbeck, von Luckner, Nergerm Von Richtofen & others. I'm curious, what outstanding fightning men did Austria-Hungary have? And are there any good books to read about them and/or Austria-Hungary in World War 1?Answered 7 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
As far as I'm aware, the frontline on the Western Front streched from the English Channel to the Swiss border, but the vast majority of the action (and carnage) along the Western Front happened in Northern France/Belgium. Were soldiers posted to defend the front away from the sectors with most of the major fighting? If so, did soldiers enjoy a better quality of life than their compatriots fighting in Nothern France and Belgium? Thanks for the great work you guys created!Answered 7 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Did whole units introduce camouflage patterns that the men had to wear on their uniforms, or was it entirely reliant on the environment? Or did indicidual soldiers customise their uniforms however they wanted personally? This also extends to armoured or air units; did they introduce standard camo, or would pilots or tank crews paint their vehicles however they wanted?Answered 7 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Howdy from the great state of Texas, Indy and crew! I've been wondering what were funerary practises like at the front? Were there anything like the offical ceremonies or was there just simply no time to mourn the loss of comrades in arms?Answered 7 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hi guys! Greetings from Canada! Regarding the battle of the Somme, as I understand that the point was to make a hole in the German lines that troops could pour into causing the 'break through'. I understand this was supposed to involve multiple divisions worth of cavalry. How (or did they?) plan to get thousands of horse through the few kilometers of muds of no-mans land and the 2 sides' forward trench networks? Thanks for making such a great show.Answered 7 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.