A new book has revealed that Hitler wanted silicon sex dolls called "gynoids" to be given to Nazi troops in France, who Nazi brass feared were getting too involved with syphilis-ridden French prostitutes.

According to 'Mussolini's Barber,' 50 of the blonde haired, blue eyed "smaller than life" dolls were produced.

It turned out, however, that Nazi soldiers refused to carry the gynoids with them , fearing they would be mocked if they were captured by the enemy.

While this seems a fairly harebrained idea in retrospected, the threat of STDs like syphilis during World War Two was no joke. In fact, it is estimated that disease felled more soldiers during the war than bombs and bullets.

[The Daily Mail]