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!
Thanks for all the great work! My question is: With the U.S. entering the war, were there an movements to create internent camps or exclusion areas in the U.S. for German-Americans as there were for Japanese-Americans during WW2?Answered 6 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Were there any sort of noteworthy superstitions among troops in the war? For instance did any notable number of troops believe things like particular colours were unlucky or that wearing certain items or doing certain things before battle prevented them from being hit?Answered 9 months ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hi, Indy and team! I really love the show and I always thank you and your team for an awesome work! How was the treatment for criminals? Were criminals in prison conscripted to Penal military units and sent to the front line for suicidal missions and meat shield just like the Soviet Union did during WW2?Answered 1 year ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hello, handsome Indy and talented crew! I wonder what you can tell me about the relocation of civillians during the war. When battles were fought in or near towns and villages, were civillians evacuated by their respective governments, or left to fend for themselves? Did many civilians stay behind to defend their homes?Answered 1 year ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hi Indy and team! What about the Ottoman monarch? Who was the Ottoman monarch (is it called 'sultan'?) during WW1? Was he or she related to the other monarchs such as the Tsar of the Kaiser? What decisions did the Ottoman monarch make that altered the course of the war?Answered 1 year 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 1 year ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Keep up the great work! With the war closing in on two years now, how were the two sides able to keep the ranks filed with fresh troops? I can't imagine that the fervor that reigned in the early months survived on the home front, once the families of the dead were notified and wounded began returning.Answered 1 year ago. Question posted by Anonymous.
Hey Indy and the GW team! Firstly I want to say that I really like your show and that I watch every episode with anticipation. I wanted to ask you something about the Kurds in WW1. My mother is of Kurdish descent and she always tells me stories het grandfather told her about WW1 and that the Kurdish population in Turkey actually fought on the side of the Ottomans because they promised them that the Kurds would get their independence from the Ottomans if the war would be won. So my question is if that story my mother told me is true and if not which actual role did the Kurds play in the Ottoman Empire during WW1 and if they were treated like the Armenians? Keep up the good work! Also if this question appears in an episode of 'OOTT' could you please say this Indy: 'Ich habe es geschafft, Erich!'Answered 1 year ago. Question posted by Anonymous.