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Dan Snow

World War I on its Centenary

One of Britain's foremost military historians muses on the Great War.

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Dan Snow is a historian, broadcaster and television presenter. He was born and raised in London, and remembers spending every weekend of his childhood being taken to castles, battlefields, country houses and churches. He developed a great love of history which he went on to pursue at Oxford University.

While there he also rowed in the Boat Race three times. He left Oxford and immediately started presenting military history programmes with his father, Peter Snow. Their series, Battlefield Britain, won a BAFTA award. He went on to make programmes around the world on a range of historical topics. He has presented shows such as Armada, Grand Canyon and Vikings. He has a regular slot on The ONE Show on BBC1 and is also part of the BBC Events team presenting anniversary programmes commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the landings at Gallipoli in 2015. He has written or contributed to several books including Death or Victory; the story of the siege of Quebec in 1759, The World’s Greatest Twentieth Century Battlefields and most recently The Battle of Waterloo Experience.

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