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[Daily Mail June 2013]Nazis on narcotics: How Hitler's henchmen stayed alert during war by taking cr
dailymail ^ | 1 June 2013 | Steve Robson

Posted on 07/05/2014 12:03:01 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper

Invading country after country at lightning speed, Hitler's army had Europe terrified during World War Two.

But, as a Nazi soldier's letter has revealed, it wasn't just the Fuhrer's fiery rhetoric which had his troops wired.

Military doctors were handing out millions of pills to the troops known as Pervitin.

The label claimed it was an 'alertness aid' which should be taken 'to maintain wakefulness'. We know it today as methamphetamine, or more commonly, crystal meth.

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1 posted on 07/05/2014 12:03:01 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Many armies used some variation of the substance for the same purpose. Many still do.


2 posted on 07/05/2014 12:04:50 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Asperges me, Domine, hyssopo et mundabor, Lavabis me, et super nivem dealbabor.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

It was Meth that allowed them to rise up out of the snow in Norway.


3 posted on 07/05/2014 12:04:56 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

“Go” pills.


4 posted on 07/05/2014 12:05:50 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Our guys used benzedrine, right?
I know the guys fighting in N. Africa did.


5 posted on 07/05/2014 12:05:52 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

U.S. and Brits used that and dexedrine.


6 posted on 07/05/2014 12:08:03 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Wasn’t Hitler a meth head too?


7 posted on 07/05/2014 12:08:33 PM PDT by autumnraine
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To: RoosterRedux

Troops were given pep pills before they were ordered to storm the beaches at Normandy.


8 posted on 07/05/2014 12:13:39 PM PDT by research99
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To: Berlin_Freeper
It is disgusting to notice the increase in the quantity of coffee used by my subjects, and the amount of money that goes out of the country as a consequence. Everybody is using coffee; this must be prevented. His Majesty was brought up on beer, and so were both his ancestors and officers. Many battles have been fought and won by soldiers nourished on beer, and the King does not believe that coffee-drinking soldiers can be relied upon to endure hardships in case of another war. - Frederick the Great
9 posted on 07/05/2014 12:16:07 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

All armies have done it...................


10 posted on 07/05/2014 12:17:32 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,755 threads and 85,088 replies. ..)
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To: KarlInOhio

FRED is dead...................


11 posted on 07/05/2014 12:19:11 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,755 threads and 85,088 replies. ..)
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To: Red Badger

Have you ever seen anyone on crystal meth who was actually aware of what was around them, that their minds wasn’t making up??


12 posted on 07/05/2014 12:20:29 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: KarlInOhio

Excellent quote — Thanks for sharing it.


13 posted on 07/05/2014 12:21:01 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: GeronL

“Have you ever seen anyone on crystal meth who was actually aware of what was around them, that their minds wasn’t making up??”

Depends on the dosage! Just a little dab’ll do ya!


14 posted on 07/05/2014 12:32:39 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: GeronL
Have you ever seen anyone on crystal meth who was actually aware of what was around them, that their minds wasn’t making up??

You can’t really compare users of oral ingested methamphetamine and smoked Crystal Meth.

The effects on the mind and body are worlds apart.

15 posted on 07/05/2014 12:38:34 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Meth is not a narcotic. Faulty writing.


16 posted on 07/05/2014 12:54:42 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: autumnraine

Actually it was cocaine Hitler was given by his quack doctor Theo Morell. Cocaine was well established in Europe for sometime prior to WW2.


17 posted on 07/05/2014 1:15:14 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Soldiers then, truckers now ... what’s the diff?


18 posted on 07/05/2014 1:20:57 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: Dagnabitt

“Dead Snow”; great campy movie.

I loved watching those Norway teens get their Viking on.


19 posted on 07/05/2014 1:32:44 PM PDT by bakeneko
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To: Berlin_Freeper

The Soviet Chekas in fact contained a lot of cocaine addicts in order to help desensitize them to the atrocities they were committing.


20 posted on 07/05/2014 1:34:51 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

They also put the stuff in chewing gum.


21 posted on 07/05/2014 1:35:53 PM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Red Badger

The Red Army is World War 2 didn’t have meth, so they used vodka instead. 200 ml per frontline soldier was the daily ration.


22 posted on 07/05/2014 1:41:27 PM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Teenagers machineguns and meth, what could go wrong?


23 posted on 07/05/2014 1:51:15 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

So now we know why Obama was elected.


24 posted on 07/05/2014 1:51:21 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I thought everyone knew NAZI were cranny
25 posted on 07/05/2014 2:07:11 PM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: jmacusa

“Cocaine was well established in Europe for sometime prior to WW2.”

Well established inside FDRs nose too. He was snorting it for a sinus condition.


26 posted on 07/05/2014 4:53:37 PM PDT by Graybeard58 ( What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 1 Cor. 13, V.36)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Weren’t our pilots using something similar several years ago?


27 posted on 07/05/2014 4:57:48 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Graybeard58

Well before WWII

By the late Victorian era cocaine use had appeared as a vice in literature. For example, it was injected by Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional Sherlock Holmes, generally to offset the boredom he felt when he was not working on a case.


28 posted on 07/05/2014 4:59:50 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Pontiac
You can’t really compare users of oral ingested methamphetamine and smoked Crystal Meth.

The difference is the dosage, which is substantial.

29 posted on 07/05/2014 6:15:30 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Soldiers then, truckers now ... what’s the diff?

When I was a student at the Air War College back in the 1970s, we had a lecture from an outside speaker on "job satisfaction." He had done a lot of research on what jobs resulted in a lot of satisfaction for their holders. According to him, truck drivers had a high level of job satisfaction. Among the things he told us about, though, was the "California Turnaround." Allegedly a pill a driver could take in New York, which would allow him to drive to California and back without stopping to sleep. It was the subject of a lot jokes among the students for the rest of the course.

30 posted on 07/05/2014 7:13:16 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (Book: Resistance to Tyranny. Buy from Amazon.)
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To: GeronL

Are you aware that many, many soldiers do not fire their weapons in combat, and thems that do, miss?

The pep pills are there to make them go forward. It turns out it doesnt really matter if they are good for anything else.


31 posted on 07/05/2014 7:17:06 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Cannon Fodder is happy to fodder with Meth!


32 posted on 07/05/2014 7:18:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: jmacusa
Actually it was cocaine Hitler was given by his quack doctor Theo Morell. Cocaine was well established in Europe for sometime prior to WW2.

Wasn't this the same physician who in the Kennedy years was administering a concoction of feel good to Kennedy? He had issues with his back and Addison's disease.

33 posted on 07/05/2014 7:29:15 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: BluH2o

No.I believe the Russians got Morell. Not sure though.


34 posted on 07/05/2014 7:38:50 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: BluH2o

No.I believe the Russians got Morell. Not sure though.


35 posted on 07/05/2014 7:39:22 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: Graybeard58

Never knew that. Got a source on that?


36 posted on 07/05/2014 7:47:41 PM PDT by jmacusa
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To: RoosterRedux

Five tablets came in a army green waterproof package about 3/4 to one inch wide and about 3 to 4 inches long. They were stuffed in the K-rats and C-rats for both WWII and Korean and Nam.


37 posted on 07/05/2014 9:52:29 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: BluH2o

Dr Feelgood was Max Jacobson


38 posted on 07/06/2014 1:15:49 AM PDT by Rockpile
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To: jmacusa

I saw it on the History Channel, so take it for what it’s worth. They said he had a “treatment” just before he gave his speech about “the day that will live in infamy”.

His coke was prescribed by his doctor, for severe sinusitis.


39 posted on 07/06/2014 4:29:48 AM PDT by Graybeard58 ( What? came the word of God out from you? or came it unto you only? 1 Cor. 13, V.36)
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To: Graybeard58
Morell’s specialty was injections. He was called ''Der Spritzen Miester''("The Injection Master''). One of his concoctions was rumored to be crushed and dried bulls testicles. He also gave Hitler some kind of drug called ''metaflor'', a sedative I think as an antidote for the coke. There was no FDA or DEA in Europe and doctors were known to make their own types of medications.
40 posted on 07/06/2014 1:38:35 PM PDT by jmacusa
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