Captain Gilbert Roberts, R.N., and The Anti-U-Boat School :: Mark Williams

Captain Gilbert Roberts, R.N., and The Anti-U-Boat School :: Mark Williams soon to be presented for sale on the special BookLovers of Bath web site!

London: Cassell, 1979, Hardback in dust wrapper.

From the cover: Without the Western Approaches Tactical Unit the Battle of the Atlantic might have been won by the Germans; that the Allies were victorious is largely due to the work of an obscure naval officer, Gilbert Howland Roberts, who ran W.A.T.U. Only now, when submarine tactics in this nuclear age have supplanted those of World War II can this story be told in full. Gilbert Roberts joined the Royal Navy in 1913 as a Cadet. His was to be a successful naval career although scarcely orthodox among unusual appointments was that to the unique Danube Flotilla, and to fit out Australias first aircraft carrier (as well as Sydneys famous bridge). By 1937 he had progressed to captain the destroyer Fearless when tragedy struck Roberts discovered th…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little tanned A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight.

Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 186 pages. Index. 8¾” x 5¾”.

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