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TMI: Spain’s Franco ‘Had One Testicle’

May 18, 2009

As a history buff I guess I need to know this…..right?  I think he over-compensated for his short-coming….right?

A new book claims the Spanish dictator, General Francisco Franco, may have had more in common with Adolf Hitler than previously known – having one testicle.

Much like the Nazi leader, Franco’s loss stemmed from an injury he suffered in battle, his doctor’s granddaughter told the historian Jose Maria Zavala.

Franco was wounded in the lower abdomen at El Biutz, near Ceuta, in June 1916.

Biographers have long speculated this affected the reproductive organs of the dictator, who ruled from 1939 to 1975.

However, he did have a daughter, Carmen Franco y Polo, in 1926.

Last year, documents came to light containing an account by a medic who treated Hitler during the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Dr Johan Jambor told his priest that Hitler had been injured in the abdomen and had lost a testicle. He said the first question Hitler had asked him was: “Will I be able to have children?”

In his new book, Mr Zavala quotes Dr Ana Puigvert as recalling that her grandfather, Antonio Puigvert, a urologist known to have had Franco as a patient, had told her the dictator had confided in him.

“Franco was monorchid – he had only one testicle,” she said.

  1. Solly permalink
    May 18, 2009 2:12 PM

    Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek also had one testicle. He was also known by his nickname, General Won Hung Lo

  2. Solly permalink
    May 18, 2009 1:24 PM

    “This breaking news just in”, – “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead”

  3. Sidney Carton permalink
    May 18, 2009 11:20 AM

    What is it with Fascists and deformed genitalia?

  4. grumps permalink
    May 18, 2009 9:36 AM

    Lance Armstrong and Chuck Norris played a game of, “Who has more testicles?” Chuck Norris won by five.

    Reportedly, Generalisimmo Francisco Franco is still dead.

    I apologize for the frivolity.

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