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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Waiting for take-off! The Catalina is about to fire up. Veterans on board.

Benone Strand, N Ireland- one of the western extremities of the UK. Crashing surf, wind blasted sand

They're going in- unfortunately he broke his sledge hammer on the door......

I'm attending a house fire in Derry! Just called 999 for the first time.

Dear Twitter, can I eat this mushroom?

never disappoints! She's in character every week for

Look at what is trying to get me to buy!!! He reckons it's a bargain!

Spoke too soon!!

Nice wheels today.

Another perfect Commonwealth War Cemetery. Here to see Heninger.

The Griffon Engine. Made in Derby. Flown by a Canadian. Crashed in France.

The 20mm cannon.

One of the 20mm cannon coming out!

Cockpit door. Red lettering: 'MAKE SURE DOOR IS LOCKED BEFORE FLIGHT.' Paint peeled seconds later

Tail wheel emerging from the earth. Wheel still inflated!

Flying Officer Joe Heninger. Crashed in this field. Bailed out but his parachute caught on the tail

First up! Some 20mm cannon shells.....

Another day. Another Spitfire crash site. Near Dieppe in France. Ground seems pretty soft......

Yet again is perfectly in character......

The beautiful 1870s Greville Steam Carriage letting off steam!