View Full Version : The Remy Mystery
06-08-2008, 07:13 AM
Heres something I've always wondered, bit of a mystery... you know at the end of the first part of Trenches of Hell (somme 1916) Remy appears to get his legs blown up, and sails through the air, lands and starts screaming for Indy.. Then of course the Germans swarm in and capture the place. Well.. how the Hell did Remy get outta there? Since the next time we see him hes in hospital, still injured, but 'safely' back in allied hands.
Anyone got any theories how Remy managed it? Did he crawl across no mans land with a hole in his leg? Did he hide out in the tunnel network until the trench was again captured by the allies? What do ye all think?
06-08-2008, 08:30 AM
Funny, I watched ToH for the first time last night. Maybe the Germans thought he was dead and left him there and then the allies arrived and took him away for medical attention.
06-09-2008, 04:01 PM
Well thats the thing, the Germans weren't just visiting, they'd captured the place, and were gonna stay for as long as they could, with Remy lying there with his legs blown off seemingly
06-09-2008, 07:53 PM
I remember seeing this when I originally saw the show in the '90's and being confused as well. I don't think Remy's legs are that injured - if I'm remembering correctly, Remy says something to Indy like "I can't feel my legs!" but they are still there. Presumably they get fixed up later.
But, you're right, there's no justification for why he isn't captured.
I guess there's no really great explanation for this. It's one of those "suspend your disbelief" moments that come up a lot in movies/TV shows.
Anyone got any theories how Remy managed it? Did he crawl across no mans land with a hole in his leg? Did he hide out in the tunnel network until the trench was again captured by the allies? What do ye all think?Maybe he played dead until the position was recaptured and was barely alive when found?
Honestly, I've never given it much thought because Remy & Indy splitting up/teaming up happens
more than once without much explanation.
The new, linking segment for "Demons of Deception" explains how they regroup after Verdun but
that was always a mystery before the DVDs. Now, it make more sense when Old Indy says:
"We spent 5 months in the European trenches and thought anything would be an improvement.
So, we transferred to Africa." (Actually, Mata Hari suggested it.)
In "Hawkmen", they seperate again (in a touching scene) for about 2 years and are somehow
paired up again in "Peacock's Eye".
06-10-2008, 11:33 PM
I have my big old Somme book here so maybe I can figure it out:P.
I may need to rewatch the episode but I'm gonna post a little blurb here from the book, about an English division on July 1st (which was a horrible, terrible day) in Thiepval.
The German artillery fired on No Man's Land throughout the day, and the wounded lay out there in the blistering midsummer heat. When dusk fell, those that could crawled back to the British lines, whilst the agonies and wailing of those still alive but unable to move filled the air. The book is mainly focused on the British army.
About the French against the Germans: Next morning, 17 July, 300 yards of the original German front line north of Ovillers were also taken by 48th Division, after the Germans, who were in danger of being completely cut off, had retreated, leaving behind 80 of their wounded. From the pictures in this book, I am seeing that the prisoners were those who were able to walk. And when the firing was quiet, stretcher bearers would go out amongst the wounded and dead.
06-11-2008, 04:17 AM
Yeah he probably crawled back, I've always found it amazing that after 7 months in the trenchs Remy managed to lose no weight whatsoever. Good ole Remy and his amazing dissapeaing reappearing moustache
06-11-2008, 07:41 AM
In "Hawkmen", they seperate again (in a touching scene).
I just watched that. Sad scene :(
06-11-2008, 01:28 PM
I have another large tome and was trying to find the segment on Somme. Found the section, haven't gone through it yet, but found another interesting article on No Man's Land and survival.
This one is paraphrased since I have no idea where in the book it was:P.
There is a story of a young soldier who gets caught in a hole during intense fighting. Everyone around him is dead. He survives in a hole for 4 days, eating the food and drinking the water of his dead comrades.
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