Blitzed

Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, European History, German History
Paperback Published on: 04/05/2017
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Synopsis

THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER'The most brilliant and fascinating book I have read in my entire life' Dan Snow'A huge contribution... remarkable' Antony Beevor, BBC RADIO 4'Extremely interesting ... a serious piece of scholarship, very well researched' Ian KershawThe Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet, as Norman Ohler's gripping bestseller reveals, the entire Third Reich was permeated with drugs: cocaine, heroin, morphine and, most of all, methamphetamines, or crystal meth, used by everyone from factory workers to housewives, and crucial to troops' resilience - even partly explaining German victory in 1940.The promiscuous use of drugs at the very highest levels also impaired and confused decision-making, with Hitler and his entourage taking refuge in potentially lethal cocktails of stimulants administered by the physician Dr Morell as the war turned against Germany. While drugs cannot on their own explain the events of the Second World War or its outcome, Ohler shows, they change our understanding of it. Blitzed forms a crucial missing piece of the story.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141983165
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 269g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 21 mm

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Blitzed
Interesting reading
I'm not sure how much of a game changer book is for WW2 history but it is certainly interesting and worth a go. Ohler uses some kind of lame puns as chapte... READ MORE
Joe Kingface
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Alarming
I knew the Nazis were a bad bunch but this has given me a whole new perspective on how they operated. The use of drugs seems to have been rife. The way in ... READ MORE
Dave