Sidgwick & Jackson,1st.ed., 1969. Xiii + 224 pp., 21 photo-plates. D.j. 23 x 16cm. Small red ink mark on (blank) free endpaper o/w Nr.FINE. Errata slip present . The life of Admiral Sir Charles Lambe spans a unique era of naval history. His career began on the decks of Fisher’s Dreadnoughts and he rose to become First Sea Lord in the Navy of the Polaris nuclear submarine. Charles Lambe entered the Royal Navy via Osborne in 1914 and served in the Grand Fleet under Beatty. During the Second World War he was in command of HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, a carrier that fought hard and successfully against the Japanese in the Pacific, as well as in many actions against German and Italian forces. Lord Mountbatten introduces this biography and Sir Steven Runicman provides the foreword. Lambe’s naval career and wartime service is traced from 1914 to 1960.