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!
I would be very delightful to have a question answered in 'Out Of The Trenches'. So, here comes another question: 'How was the medicine at the frontline? And what was common when these doctors get injured or died? The soldiers simply lied to die? Very much loving the show.Answered 10 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hi Indy and Team! My question is in regards to the soldiers serving in artillery units. I can imagine that it was a privilige to serve in artillery units way behind trenches rather than being a common infantry soldier that will evantually have to go over the top. What did a man have to do, what requirements did he have to fulfill to be assigned to an artillery unit?Answered 10 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hey Indy, Firstly, I would simply like to commend the performance of you and your staff... Buck up! Respect from Pakistan... I guess I'll simply leave my question for 'Out of the Trenches here... During WW1 how were the officers trained viz.: academically and physically... Did they get a Bachelors in Millitary Arts and Science (BMAS) as they do now? How did the standards change throughout the war?Answered 10 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Did a lot of German-American feel a sense of duty to the fatherland when war broke out? The USA had a huge German population at the time and I would think some of them would enlist in the German army.Answered 10 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hi Indy, I love this channel and your Chair of Wisdom. Where can I get one like that? Got a real question: My direct line ancestors were all in the US by the time of the Great War, but some relatives still living in Galicia ended up in the Talerhof interment camp, apparently interned by their own Goverment (Austria-Hungary) for being 'Russophiles'. Can you tell us why Austria-Hungary set up this camp, how one ended up a prisoner ther, what happened to the prisoners during and after the war and whether or not ther were other camps like Talerhof?Answered 10 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
We know that Von Lettow-Vorbeck and his loyal Askaris held out until the end of the war in German East Africa, but what was the stance of the local population, were they supportive of Vorbeck and the Germans, welcoming of the British or did they just not care about who won?Answered 10 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Did anyone use small mortars during the First World War? Since the Germans and the Japanese both used small mortars like the Granatwerfer 36 or the Japanese 'knee mortar' during the Second World War. I could imagine these types of mortars or grenade launchers to be very useful for a small raiding party.Answered 10 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Great show guys, here's my q: I've been reading a lot of memoirs from the war lately and I can't quite grasp what a listening post is? Do soldiers really listen for a sound of attack or something there? Seems quite stupid with all the artillery fire and everything.Answered 10 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.