Max Arthur

Max Arthur
Max Arthur
Occupation Actor/Author
Genres History

Max Arthur is an oral and military historian and author who specialises in first-hand recollections of historical events, particularly the two World Wars of the twentieth century. He has worked closely with the Imperial War Museum to bring together two books in the Forgotten Voices series, Forgotten Voices of the Great War and Forgotten Voices of the Second World War. In the course of his work he developed a close relationship with the last surviving World War I veteran in the UK, Harry Patch.

Prior to becoming a writer, he served with the Royal Air Force, worked as a teacher and for some years was an actor.[1][2] His love of football led him to write The Manchester United Air Crash and The Busby Babes: Men of Magic (2008).

Arthur's other books include Above All Courage, Northern Ireland: Soldiers Talking, Men of the Red Beret, There Shall Be Wings: The RAF 1918 to the Present, The True Glory: The Royal Navy 1914 to Present and Last Post. He has also presented two television documentaries: The Brits Who Fought For Spain (2008-9), a joint production by The History Channel UK and The History Channel Spain.[3]


  • Arthur, Max (December 2, 1993). There Shall Be Wings: RAF from 1918 to the Present. Coronet Books. ISBN 9780340603864. 
  • Arthur, Max (December 4, 1997). The Navy: 1939 to the Present Day. Hodder & Stoughton. ISBN 9780340684696. 
  • Arthur, Max (May 5, 2005). Forgotten Voices of the Second World War. Ebury Press. ISBN 9780091897352. 
  • Arthur, Max (October 2, 2003). Forgotten Voices of the Great War. Ebury Press. ISBN 9780091888879. 
  • Arthur, Max (April 2, 2007). Lost Voices of the Edwardians. HarperCollins. ISBN 9780091888879. 
  • Arthur, Max (May 7, 2009). Dambusters: A Landmark Oral History. Virgin Books. ISBN 9780753515730. 
  • Arthur, Max (April 29, 2010). Fighters against Fascism: British Heroes of the Spanish Civil War. Collins. ISBN 9780007330805. 
  • 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 9780753522271. 


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