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Arthur, Max (Military historian)

Overview
Works: 69 works in 325 publications in 4 languages and 7,790 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives‡vBritish  History  Personal narratives  Sources  Biography  Interviews  Pictorial works  Music  Quotations  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Actor, Creator, Performer, Compiler
Classifications: D640.A2, 940.48141
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Max Arthur
 
Most widely held works by Max Arthur
Forgotten voices of the Great War by Max Arthur( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1960 a team of archivists from the Imperial War Museum began the task of tracking down ordinary World War I veterans and interviewing them in detail about their war experiences. This text includes first-hand experiences from German, US, Canadian and ANZ soldiers
Last of the few : the Battle of Britain in the words of the pilots who won it by Max Arthur( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents personal accounts of the British pilots who fought and survived
Dambusters : a landmark oral history by Max Arthur( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 16 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster bomber crews gathered at a remote RAF station in Lincolnshire for a mission of extraordinary daring and high risk - a night raid on three crucial and heavily defended dams deep in the German industrial heartland. The raiders would have to fly across occupied Europe at a perilously low level and drop their bombs at a mere 60 feet above the water to destroy the dam walls. Eight planes never returned. Bestselling author Max Arthur has collected together first-hand accounts of the preparation, practise, experimentation and the raid itself, and the sense of emptiness and loss at RAF Scampton when 56 men failed to return. From RAF personnel to German civilians who witnessed the raid, this landmark oral history collection paints a moving and personal picture of one of the most famous operations of the Second World War
Last post by Max Arthur( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Max Arthur has found and interviewed the last twenty-one British veterans of [World War I]. The oldest of these men is 109, the youngest 104. In their own words they describe the extraordinary changes that have occurred during their lifetimes. Born in the reign of Queen Victoria, all have lived as adults through the Depression, the Second World War and the Millennium. But for these men, the Great War was the defining period of their lives. Some of them, mere boys at the outbreak, lied about their ages to join up. They saw action in the trenches, at sea and in the fledgling air services"--Jacket
Forgotten voices of the Second World War by Max Arthur( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the publication of the remarkable 'Forgotten Voices of the Great War', Max Arthur has once again gone deep into the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive to create this landmark oral history of the most devastating conflict the world has ever seen, the Second World War
Lest we forget : forgotten voices from 1914-1945 by Max Arthur( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This skillfully compiled anthology draws on the successful 'Forgotten Voices' series. 'Lest We Forget' brings together first-hand recollections from the Great War to the Second World War to illustrate the impact of war. It is a moving insight into the conflicts of the 20th century
When this bloody war is over : soldiers' songs from the First World War by Max Arthur( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost voices of the Edwardians by Max Arthur( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost voices of the Edwardians combines oral history and mesmerizing images, including stills from the rediscovered Mitchell and Kenyon film footage from the turn of the century. This remarkable collection gives voice to the forgotten figures that peopled the cities, factories and seasides of Edwardian Britain
We will remember them : voices from the aftermath of the Great War by Max Arthur( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The legacy of the Great War was just as deeply felt as the war itself and much longer lasting ... Every community supported dozens of damaged men ... We will remember them is the story of these men and their families, told in their own words. It depicts the dying months of the Great War, when victory was close, but would still claim the lives of tens of thousands. It describes the joys and disappointments of triumph, the shock of homecoming, and the painful readjustment to ordinary civilian life. And it shows how wives and children reacted to their men coming home -- often mentally and physically scarred, sometimes virtual strangers"--Jacket
The true glory : the Royal Navy, 1914-1939 by Max Arthur( Book )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through extensive research, historian Max Arthur has sought out and intrviewed over thirty survivors of the First Worl War Royal Navy - Jutland, Gallipoli, Zeebrugge, Q Ships, K boats and flying in the RNAS are recalled im their own words. There are vivid accounts from ten men who fought at Jutland, where over 6,000 were killed; and from two privates of the Royal Navy Division who tell the horrors of trench fighting at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. All recall the rigours of training and discipline during the early days of this century, including the oldest survivor of the Royal Navy at 103 years old
Churchill : the life : an authorized pictorial biography by Max Arthur( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Churchill in honor of 50 years since his death, including previously unpublished photographs of artifacts in the Churchill Archive Centre; family pictures and private correspondence; telegrams, drafts of speeches, press cuttings and official papers; ephemera, like an early report card that describes him as "very bad--in constant trouble to everybody"; pictorial timelines; public correspondence and historical items given to him; and fascinating and exhaustingly researched captions and quotes
Silent day by Max Arthur( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 6 June 1944 Britain woke up to a profound silence. Overnight, 160,000 Allied troops had vanished and an eerie emptiness settled over the country. The majority of those men would never return. This is the story of that extraordinary 24 hours. Using a wealth of first person testimonies, renowned historian Max Arthur recounts a remarkable new oral history of D-Day, beginning with the two years leading up to the silent day which saw the UK transformed by the arrival of thousands of American and Canadian troops. We also hear the views of the American troops, who quickly formed strong views of both the British military and civilian populations. Then, on that June morning, many Britain people woke up to discover that vast areas of the country, which had throbbed with life only the day before, were now empty and silent. Civilian workers found coffee pots still warm on the stove but not a soul to greet them. Many women - and children - felt bewildered and betrayed. Then, throughout that day and the days that followed, the whole population gathered around wireless sets, waiting for news. There are powerful testimonies from families of who lost loved ones on the beaches of Normandy, and dramatic personal accounts from young widows who had never had the chance to say goodbye." --Cover
Symbol of courage : a history of the Victoria Cross by Max Arthur( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Symbol of Courage is a history of Britain's most famous medal, the Victoria Cross, and a tribute to the men who have won it." "The Victoria Cross can only be awarded for 'most conspicuous bravery, or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self-sacrifice or extreme devotion to duty in the presence of the enemy.' It has been awarded only 1,354 times since the Crimean War, the majority of medals going to British and Commonwealth troops." "Symbol of Courage brings the story of the medal to life. After telling of Queen Victoria's concern for her troops, and how she devised the Victoria Cross, there is a narrative history of every conflict in which the VC has been awarded - from the Crimean War to the Falklands. It also gives a complete listing of every VC holder with details of the action in which he won the medal."--Jacket
There shall be wings : the RAF, 1918 to the present by Max Arthur( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Above all, courage : the Falklands front line : first-hand accounts by Max Arthur( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Navy : 1939 to the present day by Max Arthur( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real band of brothers : first-hand accounts from the last British survivors of the Spanish Civil War by Max Arthur( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spanish Civil War, which raged from 1936-9, was a brutal and intense war which claimed well over 500,000 lives. Rightly predicting that the rise of Fascism in Spain could develop into a more global conflict, almost 2500 British volunteers travelled to Spain under the banner of the International Brigade to fight for the Spanish Republic in an attempt to stem the tide. Acclaimed oral historian Max Arthur has tracked down the last eight survivors of this conflict, and interviewed them for their unique perspective, their memories of their time fighting and the motives which compelled them to fight. From Union leader to nurse, Egyptologist to IRA activist, these survivors have incredible, compelling and sometimes harrowing tales to tell of their experiences, revealing their ideologies, pride, regrets, and feelings about the legacy of the actions they took."--www.whsmith.co.uk
Forgotten voices of World War II : a new history of World War II in the words of the men and women who were there( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culled from actual interviews with military and civilian survivors of World War II, an examination of the events of the war offers a new look at many famous incidents, this time from the point of view of those that were actually there
Men of the red beret : airborne forces 1940-1990 by Max Arthur( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storbritannien. Parachute Regiments Historie. Operationer under 2.VK., Nordirland og Falklandsøerne
 
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We will remember them : voices from the aftermath of the Great War
Alternative Names
Max Arthur OBE/oral/military historian/author

Languages
English (176)

Polish (3)

Dutch (3)

Swedish (1)

Covers
Last of the few : the Battle of Britain in the words of the pilots who won itDambusters : a landmark oral historyLast postForgotten voices of the Second World WarLest we forget : forgotten voices from 1914-1945When this bloody war is over : soldiers' songs from the First World WarLost voices of the EdwardiansWe will remember them : voices from the aftermath of the Great War