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The Resource Blitzed : drugs in Nazi Germany, Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside

Blitzed : drugs in Nazi Germany, Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside

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Blitzed : drugs in Nazi Germany
Title
Blitzed
Title remainder
drugs in Nazi Germany
Statement of responsibility
Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The 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
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Ohler, Norman
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Nazis
  • Drugs of abuse
  • Germany
Label
Blitzed : drugs in Nazi Germany, Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • First published in German in 2015
  • Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
941875127
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780241256992
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified
Label
Blitzed : drugs in Nazi Germany, Norman Ohler ; translated by Shaun Whiteside
Publication
Note
  • First published in German in 2015
  • Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
941875127
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780241256992
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified

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