The use of drugs in warfare

From the Romans to the Nazis

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24/11/21 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE History

Make no mistake: this gallery is not about the war on drugs. It's about troops going to war—on drugs!

It's easy to see how enhancing troops by psyching them up, making them more resistant to physical and mental stress, and even numbing them from pain, can be beneficial in a war scenario. And this is exactly what has happened throughout history. From booze to meth, and everything in between, those on the front lines of conflict have been using and abusing drugs for many years.

Browse through and learn more about the history of drug use in warfare.

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