Martin King is a highly qualified British Military Historian/Author/ Lecturer who’s had the honor of reintroducing many US, British and German veterans to the WWII battlefields where they fought. He lives in Belgium near Antwerp where he spends his time writing, lecturing, working with veteran organizations and visiting European battlefields.
His voluntary work with veterans and tracing their individual histories has been a labor of love for almost 20 years. He speaks fluent German, Dutch, Italian and French. Frequently in demand as a public speaker he has lectured at many British and US military bases throughout the world. His activities came to the attention of some major military documentary makers in Hollywood. The History Channel hired Martin to be their Senior Historical Consultant on their series “Cities of the Underworld”. In 2007 he began a new assignment working as a Historical consultant/writer on the hit series ‘Greatest Tank Battles’, currently the most watched military documentary in the US. Shortly thereafter he accepted an invitation to work as a Presenter/Historical Consultant on the series ‘Narrow Escapes’ with Bafta Award winning documentary makers WMR.
He is a frequent visitor to the prestigious West Point Military Academy where he signs books and gives lectures. Augusta Chiwy’s heroic story remained hidden for 65 years. After orchestrating an extensive campaign to get her recognition in 2011 she was knighted by the King of Belgium, made an honorary member of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division and received the United Sates Army “Humanitarian Civilian Award” for her exceptional bravery in World War Two.
Widely regarded as a leading authority on European Military History, General Graham Hollands referred to him as the “Greatest living expert on the Battle of the Bulge”. Steven Ambrose called him “Our expert in the Ardennes”. Fellow writer and notable historian Professor Carlton Joyce said “He really is the best on the Ardennes”. His campaigning work for World War Two veterans recently came to attention of some leading military personnel at the Pentagon who cordially invited him to present his latest work ‘The Tigers of Bastogne’. Awarded ‘Services to Education’ certificates by the USAF and NATO. In 2015 his documentary feature ‘Searching for Augusta’ received no less than 7 Emmy Awards for ‘BEST HISTORICAL DOCUMENTARY’