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!
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 10 months ago by Matúš Kolej.
Dear Indy, Markus, Phillipp, Toni, Flo (of course) and everyone else working on and supporting this channel, Thank you so much for all that you have done for all of us. My question is that when the Americans arrived with their shotguns, what were the European's thoughts on that strange weapon compared to the rifles and macheine guns of the British, French, Germans, and everyone else. P.S. you guys are the best and I hope you keep going even after this channel is donePosted 10 months ago by Anonymous.
Indy, I am a Signal Corp veteran and am interested to hear about the evolution of communication during the Great War. From wired telegraph to wireless, signal flags (wig wags), and pigeons; there were so many innovations during this time period. What do you think was the most pivital change in communcations from either side during the war?Posted 7 months ago by Anonymous.
Do you plan on going more in depth on what some consider the first Battle of Britain. Some say the first is the reason for the success of the second. You have discussed the Gotha bombers and Zeppelin raids but I don't think you have discussed the technology of the large Zeppelin-Straaken bombers and their attacks on Britain. They were very advanced machines for their day.Posted 10 months ago by Kevin Paulson.