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It’s long been known that German soldiers used a form of Methamphetamine called Pervitin during the Second World War. But have tales of Nazis on speed diverted attention away from the other side of the story: the widespread use of stimulants by British and American troops? Did WWII unleash the world’s first pharmacological arms race? James Holland, World War Speed: The Drugs that Won WWII, BBC 2019
Many Nazis including the Fuhrer himself were heavy drug users. ibid.
During the Nazis’ reign of terror perhaps no event unnerves Allied Europe more than the May 1940 invasion of France. The tactic is called Blitzkrieg or Lightning War. Adolf Hitler claims these victories prove the superiority of his Aryan soldiers. But they have a hidden advantage: ‘There is no doubt that Methamphetamine powered the Blitzkrieg.’ Nazis on Drugs: Hitler & the Blitzkrieg, History 2019
By 1944 the Fuhrer himself is an addict: hooked on Oxycodone and Cocaine. ibid.
Soon [Dr Theodore] Morell is treating Hitler and keeping track of their daily meeting with an assortment of notes and diary entries. ibid.
The Nazis planned for Pervatin pills to even the odds. ibid.
‘The RAF called them wakey-wakey pills’ … The British also begin using amphetamines with their ground troops. ibid.
Morell’s secret diary makes clear that the drug he gave Hitler is Eukodal, the German word for an addictive synthetic opioid. Eukodal is twice as strong as morphine and just as addictive. It’s more commonly known today as Oxycodone. ibid.
D9: a combination of Meth, cocaine, and opioids to give to teenage submarine pilots. But the D9 drug is deemed a disaster. ibid.
‘Hitler was going through heavy withdrawal. On top of that of course he was losing World War II.’ ibid. Norman Ohker, author Blitzed
For Germany in the early 1920s the First World War is barely over. Now, revolution is in the air. Shaken by the country’s catastrophic defeat, communists and nationalists fight each other in the streets. Project Nazi: Blueprints of Power s1e1: Designed for Power, History 2019
In Munich, the spiritual home of German nationalism, many former soldiers are drawn to a new growing political force with its charismatic leader Adolf Hitler. A veteran of the trenches himself, he’s winning the city over to his new darker more violent brand of politics. ibid.
Hitler’s credibility as a street fighter and die-hard anti-communist is now established. ibid.
He captivates people with his simple racist message. Germany has been betrayed. The Jews are to blame. Only Hitler and the Nazis can make Germany great again. ibid.
All these companies profit from Nazi party and later Nazi government contracts. ibid.
‘I counted actually about 170 different uniforms of Nazi Germany.’ ibid. Nicholas O’Shaughnessy
‘It will be like a religious order.’ ibid. Hitler’s speech
A war that will be the most destructive in history. ibid.
In 1924 Landsberg castle in southern Germany, Adolf Hitler is imprisoned here for staging a coup, but the authorities are surprisingly tolerant. Project Nazi: Blueprints of Power s1e2: Hitler’s Highways
Jobs, cars and roads for everyone. ibid.
The people’s car has to be cheap enough for workers … What the Fuhrer wants, the Fuhrer gets. ibid.
1924: Adolf Hitler is in jail: his attempt to seize power here in Munich the previous year failed dismally. Forced out of politics he turns to writing. Project Nazi: Blueprints of Power s1e3: The Industry of War
Germany simply does not have enough resources to build a fleet anywhere near the size of its enemy’s. ibid.
Hitler astonishes the world by agreeing a peace pact with the Soviets. ibid.
In just 36 days it’s all over: Poland has been crushed. ibid.
In 1913 Adolf Hitler is struggling to make a living. A self-taught artist, he sells his watercolours of Munich sites to the tourists, but he wants so much more. His burning ambition is to become a great artist. Hitler never forgets this painful rejection. His revenge is to transform German art, making his own image its most potent icon. Project Nazi: Blueprints of Power s1e4: A Culture of Control
The book-burnings are intended to halt modernism and cleanse Germany society. ibid.
The Nazis take full control of the film industry, radio, the press, music and the theatre. ibid.
1923, Munich in southern Germany: Armed right-wing nationalists are making a dramatic attempt to seize power led by Adolf Hitler. One of them is Heinrich Himmler. He’s carrying the Nazi flag at the head of Hitler’s troops. This is the beer-hall putsch. Project Nazi: Blueprints of Power s1e5: Himmler’s Empire of Terror
By 1933 the Stormtroopers have become so powerful even Hitler feels threatened by them. ibid.
Captain Roehm Executed: Arrested Storm Troop Commander Given Ten Minutes To Kill Himself – Shot When He Refuses: Hitler Crushes Brown Shirt Revolt. ibid. Daily Express
Nazi terror is now systematically applied. ibid.
The Nazis forced their victims into more than 40,000 camps and ghettos. ibid.
13 June 1944: Just days after D-Day, British and America forces are spreading across France flush with success. But their advance is about to be stopped by one man and one tank: the man is Michael Wittmann, a German Panzer ace. Project Nazi: Blueprints of Power s1e6: Retreat from Reality
The Tiger was rushed into production. Early Tigers are particularly unreliable: they often break down during combat and have to be abandoned. In fact, more Tigers are destroyed by their crews than by the enemy. ibid.
By the summer of 1943 the War is going badly for Germany. ibid.
During the last ten months of the War about 12,000 V1s and 3,500 V2s are launched against Britain and Belgium. ibid.
The Britons work out how to shoot V1s down … The inaccuracy of the V2 was its biggest weakness. ibid.
Inside the Nazi war machine, travelling across Europe I’ll explore the extraordinary machines they produced and uncover rare archive to understand who built them, how they evolved, and why their technically brilliant designs were militarily flawed. Nazi War Machines: Secrets Uncovered I: Luftwaffe, James Holland reporting, Channel 4 2019
The magnificent fighter planes no rookie could fly. ibid.
By the outbreak of the Second World War, the Luftwaffe was without doubt the finest air force in the entire world. Just five years later it was no longer an effective fighting force. ibid.
The wunder-weapon that cost more than the creation of the atomic bomb. ibid.
Their principle fighter was the Messerschmitt 909. It made its first flight in 1935. ibid.
One of the best fighter planes of the War – the Foke-Wulf 190. ibid.
The power of the Panzers … I’ll uncover the truth behind Hitler’s fearsome Panzer army, and reveal the Nazi’s passion for over-engineering … This wasn’t just tanks but a massive formation of motorised infantry, artillery and reconnaissance vehicles. For Adolf Hitler the Panzer division was his key to victory. Nazi War Machines: Secrets Uncovered II: The Panzers, James Holland reporting
The German army could adapt and come up with some ingenious solutions … by using all the materials they had available. ibid.
His propaganda machine … The next generation of Panzers would be altogether much bigger and more powerful and most definitely designed and built in Germany. ibid.