Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the battle of Waterloo tonight, thousands of re-enactors will take part in a full scale copy of Wellington's historic victory over Napoleon.
Among them is one man from Somerset whose great-great grandfather was wounded in the event that changed Europe.
Our correspondent David Wood met him on location.
New lights will be switched on tonight to illuminate the Wellington Monument in Somerset.
It's 200 years today since the Duke of Wellington won his most famous victory, defeating Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo.
The monument will be lit up at ten o'clock tonight to mark the bicentenary.