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Max Arthur

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I was sad to see an obituary for the historian Max Arthur in today’s Times. Rather belated, it seems, as he died some three weeks ago. I can’t really claim to have known him but he did come to lunch once around 25 years ago. He was a charming fellow and much taken with my collection of War books, particularly the poetry. I’m not sure he was very highly regarded by other historians, being dismissed as more of a ‘recorder’, but I’ve always been fond of his ‘Forgotten Voices’ volumes.

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MikeyH

Sad to hear this, enjoyed his books.

 

Mike.

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MartH

He did it when others weren't, sadly missed.

 

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seaJane

Oh, that's a shame.

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clive_hughes

Charles Messenger, and now Max Arthur.  Sad to hear of it.  Where would we be without the "recorders" who can get material into the public gaze which otherwise would only be seen by those with the time & energy to delve into stacks of archive material?

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