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Battlefield "1": So they did WW1 now...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussions' started by Vintage, May 6, 2016.

  1. Dark Knight Dark-Knight Nickname Change

    There was this question some time ago on an online forum revolving around the British Army and it's history, believe it or not this question was asked as a response to some crazy person on Twitter or something complaining about the lack of depiction of fighting women on the western front during the First World War. The general consensus was that while women did attempt to disguise themselves as men to fight on the front lines most of them were obviously found out after physical examination, I mean hey, if they're checking to see if you're flatfooted and exempt via The Military Service Act they would obviously notice some other things a miss... get it?

    Considering it was a time where group showers were a thing, toilets being less than private or luxurious and men slept, ate and performed physical exercise together the odds of a women sneaking through to the trenches and fighting for a long period of time incognito is at least in my opinion quite absurd. I admit some of them may of managed to get to the front line however they would've been found out in a short amount of time.

    I've spoken to a few friends and colleagues of mine who take a great interest in history, specifically military history and some of them believe it to have been impossible for a sizable amount of women to fight alongside men for a considerable amount of time in that environment.

    Unless ofcourse they were called Bob.
  2. Well that works for the early part of the war.
    And there were actual attempts by women to do this. One would be female reporter tried.

    But what about near the end of the war, when fit men were in short supply?

    But they didn't have group showers in the Trenches, or anywhere near the front.
    And if you see what the average British Soldier wore, you'd realise it would be easier to disguise the female form than you assume.

    Except the Historian Terry Deary and the BBC do not agree.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDcSgh7mLyA
  3. I am super curious as to whether the crucified canadian soldier is true or not....
  4. I was thinking...instead of talking about the game why not just dicuss ww1 in general. Most effective nations, who did what, weapons used, tactics ect.
  5. E-50_Panzer E-50_Panzer Well-Known Member

    I don't think Ive seen a real WWI discussion before, why not?
  6. Apperently it is. Though the rumour was originally that it was a British Soldier.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o70yKzzOvAQ&feature=youtu.be


    On a sidenote, Have any of you ever heard of 'Charley's War'?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley's_War
    http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/2014/08/23/life-during-wartime/
    [​IMG]

    I still can't forget the story with the 'Bayonet Forest'.
  7. Rarity RarityMLP Member

    Dang... I didn't think it really happened, but it did.

    And I love some good comics, I was looking for a World War 1 series but never saw one until now, thanks!
  8. E-50_Panzer E-50_Panzer Well-Known Member

  9. There's another horror story of German soldiers attacking a Belgian town.
    Thing was all the men had gone off to fight, so it was only women, children, and the elderly hold up in an old fort.
    The Germans get in and slaughter everyone, with descriptions of them impaling babies on their Bayonets.

    And it is based on an actual incident........
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rape_of_Belgium

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLevgEVH1YU


    Wel I can personally recommend the WW1 Arc. But that writer left before the WWII arc, which I haven't read, and reviews don't rate as high as the WW1 arc.
  10. Galen Galen Arkhona Vanguard

    As if only the Germans have committed such acts in war...

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