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Manchester's Finest

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On 6 February 1958, British European Airways flight 609 crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from an icy runaway... Weiterlesen
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Beschreibung

On 6 February 1958, British European Airways flight 609 crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from an icy runaway in Munich. On board were the Manchester United football team as well as a number of journalists and other passengers. News of the disaster sent shockwaves around the world. For people who lived in Manchester at the time and for football fans throughout Britain it was one of those moments when everybody remembers exactly where they were and how they heard the terrible news. Manchester United, nicknamed the Busby Babes after their manager, Matt Busby, who had created the world-beating side, were the leading team of the day. Seven of their players were killed instantly in the crash. Three weeks later Duncan Edwards, one of the most promising players ever to come out of England, lost his battle for life. Two other players, Jackie Blanchflower and Johnny Berry, were so severely injured that they were never able to play again.Manchester's Finest tells of this terrible air crash, but it is also the story of the immediate aftermath of the disaster and the effect on the city of Manchester. It paints a vivid picture of Manchester at that time, from February 1958 to the end of the season in May when a patched-up team, carried along on a great wave of emotion, reached the FA Cup Final. It is about the fans, the people of Manchester and about the place of a football team in the heart of a city.

Vorwort
How the Munich air disaster broke the heart of a great city

Autorentext
David Hall has been a lifelong Manchester United fan, and was eleven when the Munich air disaster happened. He has been a TV producer for over thirty years and made many television series with Fred Dibnah for the BBC. He is also the author of Fred, the definitive biography of Fred Dibnah, published by Bantam Press.

Klappentext

On 6 February 1958 British European Airways' flight 609 crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from an icy runway in Munich. On board were the Manchester United football team, returning from their 3 - 3 draw against Red Star in Belgrade, as well as a number of journalists and other passengers. Twenty-three of the forty-three passengers and crew aboard died in the crash. News of the disaster sent shockwaves around the world. For people who lived in Manchester at that time and for football fans throughout Britain it was one of those moments, like Kennedy's assassination, when everybody remembers exactly where they were and how they heard that terrible news.

Manchester United, nicknamed Busby's Babes after their manager, Matt Busby, who had created the world-beating side, were the leading team of the day. Seven of their players were killed instantly in the crash - Roger Byrne, Geoff Bent, Eddie Colman, Mark Jones, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor and Liam Whelan. Three weeks later Duncan Edwards, one of the most promising players ever to come out of England, lost his battle for life. Two other players, Jackie Blanchflower and Johnny Berry, were so severely injured that they were never able to play again.

Manchester's Finest is about the terrible air crash, but it is also the story of the immediate aftermath of the crash and its effect on the city of Manchester. It is about what it was like in Manchester at that time, from February to the end of the season in May when a patched-up team, carried along on a great wave of emotion, reached the FA Cup Final. It is about the fans, the people of Manchester and their lives, and about the place of a football team in the heart of a city.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Manchester's Finest
Untertitel: How the Munich air disaster broke the heart of a great city
Autor:
EAN: 9781407033433
ISBN: 978-1-4070-3343-3
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Transworld Publishers
Genre: Biographien, Autobiographien
Anzahl Seiten: 480
Veröffentlichung: 12.02.2009
Jahr: 2009
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 6.2 MB