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I have a question, for the Out of the trenhces. We see almost daily that there are casualties for both sides. How did the germans withstand the loss of all these men? Sure, there were going to be a problem when the USA soldiers arrive, but until now (february 1918) they could defend relativly easy the western front , and even attack on the east front(before the russia fell in to civil war). Was the german army so overpopulated to survive in such preasure? The british and the french had only the western front to attack and they had huge difficulties. The troops from other fronts, (british mostly), I dont believe that could make any great diference if they were relocated on the west front . Keep on the good job!Posted 2 months ago by Ioannis Balis.
Gday from Australia, Indy and team. Love the show, and regularly watch in my breaks while working on the farm. Being Australian, I have a particular interest in ANZACs in not judt WW1, but all wars following. My question involves the battle of The Nek during the Gallipoli campaign. In this battle, the turkish army suffered what has been described as 'negligible' losses, while the ANZAC losses were around 50% for bugger all gain. There were 4 waves of soldiers going over the top following a navy barrage, which ended prematurely and gave the turks time to organise their defence. Consequently, the first 2 waves were mowed down almost instantly as they went over the top. After trying to persuade Colonel John Antill (known as the bullant), he chose to continue the attack and needlessly send the remainder of the soldiers over the top and towards almost certain death. My question is this: were there consequences for the officers for continuing an attack that obviously has no merit or gain, and therefore needlPosted 2 months ago by Anonymous.