A persistent rumour in Dundee, Scotland holds that Hitler ordered the Luftwaffe not to bomb the city because of the fact that Dundee had "rejected" Churchill in the 1922 election, when Churchill lost his seat to the Prohibitionist candidate in a sensational upset which nearly derailed his political career. The theory holds that because of this, Hitler held some kind of affection for Dundee and therefore ordered that it not be bombed.
I have tried several times to research this, but have been unable to find any source which bears out this rumour. I am inclined to dismiss it as a local urban legend. However, it has to be said that it doesn't sound completely implausible, given Hitler's known tendency to make important military decisions based on personal whimsy, rather than sound strategic decision-making. It is certainly a tantalising theory. It is kind of strange that a ship-building and manufacturing town was not bombed, particularly since Glasgow (Clydebank) and Edinburgh both were (Glasgow extensively).
Does anyone know of any sources which can verify this rumour, or can I simply discard it as an unfounded rumour?
Should point out that there was actually one abortive Luftwaffe raid on Dundee during WW2. However, the bombers apparently dropped their bombs in the River Tay, missing the city, and then turned for home almost immediately. Some versions of the rumour hold that, rather than being military incompetence, this was intentional and thus proves the theory.