The Day A Team Died : The Classic Eye-Witness Account of Munich, 1958, Paperback / softback Book

The Day A Team Died : The Classic Eye-Witness Account of Munich, 1958 Paperback / softback


This is is the definitive, firsthand account of the crash that killed eight members of one of the greatest Manchester United teams in history.

On February 6, 1958, a plane carrying the so-called Busby Babes--named for manager Matt Busby--attempted to take off from a slush-covered runway in Munich following a European Cup match; the plane careened off the runway, and crashed into a nearby house, killing 23 passengers.

Frank Taylor recalls the events leading up to the disaster, the moment of the crash, and its appalling aftermath.

Features recollections from players who survived--including Duncan Edwards who died 15 days after the crash--and exclusive photographs from the scene. The Munich air crash of February 6th 1958 killed 8 members of Manchester United's Busby Babes, and seemed to be the end of the brilliant team Busby had built. Frank Taylor nearly died in the crash and during his hospitalization he wrote this book, and revised it extensively 25 years later to include all the subsequent knowledge about the crash, as well as to pay tribute to the United team that eventually won the European Cup in 1968 from the ashes of Busby's team.

Even today Duncan Edwards is remembered as the greatest player England could have produced, nothing like the Busby Babes had been seen before and this revised edition pays tribute to Sir Matt Busby, who died in 1993.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
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  • Category: Sports teams & clubs
  • ISBN: 9780285644052



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