30 Picked History Facts!

| David Lewis | History

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1. How high was the Nazi army when invading France?

German ww2 soldiers dancing (reddit)

 

As a kite! In May 1940 the German army faced a superior Anglo-French force. The Latter was better trained, better equipped, and by far a larger force. 

But Hitler had an ace up his sleeves – better generals. Generals that understood all too well that the key to success was to flank the allied forces with speed. So speed they got or rather took, and in numbers, big numbers!

German high command decided to “feed” its storming troops with Pervitin – a drug now known as crystal meth – with a touch of cocaine.  

The German forces that previously suffered from low morale, suddenly exhibited self-confidence, concentration, and willingness to take risks. They hardly felt pain, hunger, and had little to no need for sleep.

They reached the strategically located town of Sedan within just 3 days and nights, in what was estimated by allied forces would be two weeks’ campaign.

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