Correspondence with Stephen Roskill and other historians, 1966 - 1985
Scope and Contents
Subjects include: Admiral Sir Charles Lambe; Davis's view of Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Mountbatten of Burma, including an extract from Davis's 1974 diary about him; opinions of Sir Winston Churchill, Field Marsha 1st Lord Slim and Field Marshal 1st Lord Montgomery of Alamein; the loss of HMSS Prince of Wales and Repulse, 1941; Roskill's dispute with his fellow-historian Arthur Marder; views of the wartime admirals, particularly Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Cunningham; the results of the 1957 White Paper on defence; lessons of the Falklands Campaign; Davis's view of John Nott, Secretary of State for Defence and his cuts to the Navy; Davis's view of Marshal of the RAF Sir John Slessor; Operation Workshop [the abortive plan to occupy Pantelleria, 1940] and Admiral of the Fleet 1st Lord Keyes; Churchill's book "The Malakand Field Force".
- Creation: 1966 - 1985
Conditions Governing Access
The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.