Dan Snow

@thehistoryguy

Broadcaster and historian. History of Syria on tonight. 'BattleCastle' book here: http://amzn.to/QQssR6. App just released: http://timelineww2.com

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The Middlesex Regiment, the 'Die Hards.' Walter Tull's unit, British Army's 1st black officer

For a split second the sea flashed red

Heading out to sea. Luckily it's blowing NW.

This was the biggest hangar in the world in the late 1940s.

Ken Bracey fitted Spitfire and Typhoon engines during WW2. He used to tow the Brabazon.

There is mercury in my pouches I swear.

Achnacarry- Home of the Commandos. It's not going well.

Italy. Napoleon brought 40,000 men across this pass while the spring snow was still on the ground.

Appropriate wine given the company....

One for the kit geeks- All the latest gear.

Entering the vallee des morts. Valley of many deaths. Hope the sun will unfreeze my water bottle....

Into the sun at last!

1/3 of the way!

Dawn. -9 degrees. We're starting out.

Dad found this in the National Archives. A SOS signal sent from the Titanic, received by La Provence

The St Bernard Pass. Tomorrow we follow Bonaparte up and over! Using the original Roman road.

I've pimped my ride. Now in the Challenger.

We've blown the turbo on this Scimitar and now the Challenger is catching us!

The incredible Arbor Low Henge in the Peak District. Can't believe I've never visited before!

Storage cupboards at the are the coolest places on this earth.