Max Arthur, oral and military historian, author of
Forgotten Voices of the Great War
Voices of the Great War: Before and After Passchendaele
Max Arthur OBE is an oral and military historian who specialises in first-hand recollections of the twentieth century. His most noted work, ‘Forgotten Voices of the Great War’, has a particular resonance in this centenary year of one of WW1’s bloodiest battles. “Dealing with memories has been my occupation for the past 20 years,” he says. His books – including histories of the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force, as well as the Second World War – are a vivid testimony to the power of the spoken word. Max was appointed OBE in 2013 for services to military history.