The Day a Team Died


H/B in D/W – 192 pages – 16 pages of b/w photos – ISBN 0 285 62563 2 – Published by Souvenir Press – 1983 – Book has a smell of old tobscco smoke so is yellow in parts. It belonged to the Sheffield newspaper journalist, Benny Hill. Dust Jacket, as book. Overall good.

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Twenty-five years ago, on 6th Febuary, 1958 one of the great legends of British football foundered in a disaster that shook the nation. The plane carrying the Manchester United team home from a European Cup tie in Belgrade crashed at Munich airport, killing eight of the famous Busby Babes – and with them the hopes and dreams of their mentor, Matt Busby, who himself lay seriously injured and near to death.
Frank Taylor was the only survivor among nine British journalists aboard the plane. Gravely hurt, he spent the long months in hospital writing out the tragedy that had destroyed so many young lives. Hi book, originally published in 1960, has now been completely revised in the light of what he has since learnt about the sequence of events, recreating, for those too young to remember 1958, the tragedy that rocked the world.

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