That the Nazis widely used drugs to help them in battle during the Second World War is already well-documented but the story really only came into the public sphere in 2016 with the publication of Norman Ohler’s history, Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany. Thanks to its accessible tone the book became a bestseller, even if, as some historians asserted, his conclusions about the narcotic consumption of both ordinary Germans and Hitler himself were inaccurate. James Holland, a popular historian and author of more than 30 books about the 1939-45 war, has made an hour-long documentary, which was written and directed by Steven Hoggard, originally for the US channel, Secrets of the Dead, revisiting this fascinating subject, and usefully adding to it by examining the extent to which the Allied commanders also embraced drugs to help level the playing field. “Did WWII unleash the world’s first pharmacological arms race and what role did drugs play in combat?” asks co-narrator Ella Kenion. The quest begins in Norway, when Holland visits the Flyhistorisk Museum near Stavanger to look at the remains of a Luftwaffe Heinkel bomber, rescued from the depths of a fjord and still in almost pristine condition. Among the items recovered… Read full this story
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