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The Day A Team Died

The Classic Eye-Witness Account of Munich, 1958



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The definitive, firsthand account of the crash that killed eight members of one of the greatest Manchester United teams in history. Returning from a European Cup match against Red Star Belgrade the plane carrying Manchester United Busby Babes stopped at Munich airport to refuel. On its third attempt to take-off in atrocious weather conditions the plane veered off the runway, crashed and burst into flames. 21 people died, 8 members of the legendary team among them (including Duncan Edwards), and Sir Matt Busby was rushed to hospital in critical condition. The greatest British football team of their generation was destroyed. Munich was a defining moment not only for Manchester United but was one of those historic days when everyone alive at the time can remember where they were when they heard the terrible news. Frank Taylor was the only journalist on the plane that night to survive and during his hospitalization wrote this book, revising it extensively 25 years later to include all the subsequent knowledge about the crash. Two surviving members of the Manchester United players on the flight, Bobby Charlton and Bill Foulkes, would recover to play in Manchester United's European Cup victory in 1968. Fifty years afterwards Duncan Edwards is still remembered as having the potential to have been England's greatest player. Features recollections from players who survived - including Duncan Edwards who died 15 days after the crash - and exclusive photographs from the scene.

Product code: 9780285644052

ISBN 9780285644052
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW135
On Sale Date 01/02/2018
No. Of Pages 192
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Edition Main
An eye-witness account of the Munich air crash of February 6th 1958, when 8 members of the Manchester United team were killed.