BRITAIN hatched a bizarre plan to win the Second World War by turning Hitler into a WOMAN.
The Allies secretly schemed to smuggle female sex hormones into the Fuhrer’s food in an attempt to curb his aggression.
If the plot – like something out of TV comedy Blackadder – had gone ahead, it could have turned Herr Hitler into Her Hitler.
It was just one of a number of outlandish ideas to break the war’s stalemate, according to a new book by a leading academic.
Others included dropping glue on Nazi troops in an attempt to stick them to the ground and disguising bombs in tins of fruit being imported to Germany.
The hare-brained schemes are revealed for the first time in Secret Weapons: Technology, Science And The Race To Win World War II. They have come to light now because of the recent publication of documents not previously seen because of their sensitive nature.
The book by Professor Brian Ford, a fellow at Cardiff University and pioneer of popular science, revealed that the British Government was serious about giving Hitler a sex change.
He said: “There was an allied plan that they would smuggle oestrogen into Hitler’s food and change his sex so he would become more feminine and less aggressive.
“Their research had showed the importance of sex hormones – they were beginning to be used in sex therapy in London.
“The plan was to give sex hormones to Hitler and counterbalance his unnecessary aggression.”
Professor Ford said the plan was perfectly feasible because British spies were in place to lace his food.
He added: “There were agents who would be able to get it into his food – it would have been entirely possible.