Gone to Earth A Young American Woman Disappears in the South Pacific

Based on a True Story

by Anthony R. Wells



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 28/10/2022

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781669853558
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781669853541
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781669853565

About the Book

Anthony Wells is unique insofar as he is the only living person to have worked for British intelligence as a British citizen and US intelligence as a US citizen and also served in uniform at sea and ashore with both the Royal Navy and the US Navy. He is a fifty-year veteran of the Five Eyes intelligence community. In 2017, he was the keynote speaker on board HMS Victory in Portsmouth, England, to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the famous Zimmermann Telegram intelligence coup by “Blinker” Hall and his Room 40 team in British Naval Intelligence. The guest of honor was Her Royal Highness Princess Anne, with the Five Eyes community, past and present, representing the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand in attendance. Dr. Wells, or Commander Wells, was trained and mentored in the late 1960s by the very best of the World War II intelligence community, including Sir Harry Hinsley, the famous Bletchley Park code breaker; official historian of British intelligence in the Second World War; master of St. John’s College, Cambridge; and vice chancellor of Cambridge University. Sir Harry Hinsley introduced Dr. Wells to the Enigma data before it became public knowledge. Dr. Wells received his PhD in war studies from King’s College, University of London, in 1972. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Durham and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics. He was trained at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and received his advanced training at the School of Maritime Operations. He was called to the bar by Lincoln’s Inn in November 1980. Anthony Wells has four children and eight grandchildren and lives on his farm in Virginia. He is a member of the Naval Order of the United States and was appointed an honorary crew member of USS Liberty by the USS Liberty Veterans Association. USS Liberty is the most highly decorated warship in the history of the US Navy for a single action: when it was attacked by Israeli air and surface forces on August 8, 1967, in the eastern Mediterranean. Dr. Wells is the third chairman of the USS Liberty Alliance, succeeding the late Admiral Thomas Moorer, former chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff and chief of Naval Operations, and the late Rear Admiral Clarence “Mark” Hill, former distinguished US naval aviator and battle group commander. He is a retired US National Ski Patrol patroller and instructor and a life member and former president of The Plains, Virginia, Volunteer Fire Rescue Company. Wells is an FAA commercial pilot with single and multiengine, land and sea, instrument, and flight instructor ratings.

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