Martyn Cox

Martyn Cox

Historian Martyn Cox is a co-founder of the Secret WW2 Learning Network, which seeks to research and publicise the contributions of Allied special operatives, intelligence gatherers, and members of the resistance during World War Two.

As part of this work he has formed an extensive archive of oral history films, Our Secret War, compiled from interviews with well over one hundred French and British veterans, most of whom took part in clandestine operations for the French resistance. His interview with the daughter of Violette Szabó, one of “the real Charlotte Grays”, became the leading focus of a feature by The Telegraph.

Martyn lives in the south-west of France, and was elected on to the board of the SOE F Section association, la Fédération Nationale Libre Résistance, in November 2016. Recently he has been closely involved in the development of Sussex University's pioneering new Resistance Studies initiative.