When German author Norman Ohler started to dig into the medical records of Hitler and his cronies while researching a novel, he found astonishing proof of rampant drug abuse at the very top. Cocaine, heroine, morphine and metamphetamine were widely used and also given to troops to boost stamina and aggression. Ohler decided to write a non-fiction book instead and Blitzed is the result, very well researched, according to the experts, and a bestseller in Germany. Out in English on 6th October and available for pre-order now.
Read The Guardian’s Interview with Norman Ohler