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Correspondence with Stephen Roskill and other historians, 1966 - 1985

Reference Code: GBR/0014/WDVS 11/7

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

From the Fonds:

The papers are open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


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