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Hi Indy, as an electrotechnical engineer I am interested in electricity. I would like to ask how it was produced and used on different fronts or trenches. Germans used electric fences in Belgium. Was it also used on front lines? How was the technical background of using electricity on the front line? The Great War had a big impact on the fast development of different fields of human life (aircraft, medicine...). Can we also say that the Great War prompted the development of electricity? Thanks for an excellent show.Posted 5 months ago by Matúš Kolej.
Hi Indy! I've been reading a comic set in WW1 called Charley's War. In this comic, a german plane once bombarded enemy trenches with steel arrows. Also, an german platoon mounted machineguns on the backs of their strongest soldiers, using them as mobile tripods during their assault. That last one sounds particularly fictious, but the author claims both are based on real events. Could you tell us if there is any truth to them, please?Posted 5 months ago by Yote.