Max Arthur

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Max Arthur
Born Not Disclosed
Sussex, England

Max Arthur OBE is an oral and military historian and author who specialises in first-hand recollections of the twentieth century in particular the First and Second World War. His most noted work is 'Forgotten Voices of the Great War' and 'Forgotten Voices of the Second World War' both in association with the Imperial War Museum.

He has presented two television documentaries: The Brits Who Fought For Spain (2008-9), for The History Channel UK and 'Dambusters' for Optimum Releasing.

Arthur was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to military history.[1]

Published works

  • Arthur, Max (December 2, 1993). There Shall Be Wings: RAF from 1918 to the Present. Coronet Books. ISBN 978-0-340-60386-4. 
  • Arthur, Max (December 4, 1997). The Navy: 1939 to the Present Day. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 978-0-340-68469-6. 
  • Arthur, Max (May 5, 2005). Forgotten Voices of the Second World War. Ebury Press. ISBN 978-0-09-189735-2. 
  • Arthur, Max (October 2, 2003). Forgotten Voices of the Great War. Ebury Press. ISBN 978-0-09-188887-9. 
  • Arthur, Max (April 2, 2007). Lost Voices of the Edwardians. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-09-188887-9. 
  • Arthur, Max (May 7, 2009). Dambusters: A Landmark Oral History. Virgin Books. ISBN 978-0-7535-1573-0. 
  • Arthur, Max (April 29, 2010). Fighters against Fascism: British Heroes of the Spanish Civil War. Collins. ISBN 978-0-00-733080-5. 
  • Arthur, Max (June 6, 2010). Last of the Few: The Battle of Britain in the Words of the Pilots Who Won It. Virgin Books. ISBN 978-0-7535-2227-1. 

Passages of his work have featured in gcse AQA course work (2014/15 candidates)


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