Loved Him, Hated Herr
In his new book Secret Weapons: Technology, Science And The Race To Win World War II, Cardiff University professor Brian Ford makes a startling revelation: Desperate to bring the Second World War to a close, British spies sought to surreptitiously “feminize” Adolf Hitler by sneaking sex hormones into his food.
The forced gender reassignment, they hoped, would soften the Führer’s, well, furor. According to the declassified documents Prof. Ford used for his book, MI6 agents planned to use tasteless estrogen supplements that would go unnoticed by Hitler’s food testers.
“There were agents who would be able to get it into his food – it would have been entirely possible,” Ford says. The plot was scrapped at the last minute, for reasons unknown.