16 minutes | Feb 21st 2020

10 - Hitler And The Secret 'Margarine Whale' Plan

Hitler had a plan to make Germany self-sufficient during World War 2. The German people had a craving for margarine, unlike any other nation. In order to keep his people happy, Hitler and his advisors hatched a crazy plan to try and ensure that they got what they wanted. This bizarre tale swings wildly from whale hunting to the attempted theft of another nations territorial claim and finally onto a man who makes margarine from coal. You literally can't make this stuff up.

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