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Hitler's drug addiction

A new book, "Blitzed", by German author Norman Ohler details Adolf Hitler's drug abuse during most of the Second World War. Relying on the personal diaries of Hitler's physician Theodor Morell, Norman Ohler discovered how the German dictator regularly took a cocktail of drugs including cocaine, heroin and morphine. But it wasn't only Hitler himself who was relying on drugs - Nazi soldiers were systematically given a drug called Pervitin which was meant to ward off exhaustion and increase aggression.

(Image: Adolf Hitler with Hermann Goering, Credit: BBC/Laurence Rees/Library of Congress)

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