- Sep 29, 2009
Publication date: 1950. Which, I reckon, confirms my suggestion the description was an afterthought — WSC was ever an 'improver' of the actuality.The origin of Churchill’s reputed reference to the Condor as ‘the scourge of the Atlantic’? I think it comes from page 99 of The Grand Alliance, his 3rd book of his multi volume history of WW2.
“To the U-boat scourge was now added air attack far out in the oceans by long-range aircraft. Of these, the Focke-Wulf 200, known as the Condor, was the most formidable’.
Ref The Grand Alliance
Meanwhile, there is this (see Addendum), that RAF had a Condor 'under wraps'.
For those who haven't found it, there's a useful listing of all air crashes and outcomes at http://www.ww2irishaviation.com. The incidents mentioned above seem to appear there (as well as a number of Fw200s).