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While we live, their memory lives with us
While we breath, they speak through us
While we honour them, we shall never forget....
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In honour of those who died:

Geoff Bent, Roger Byrne, Eddie Colman, Duncan Edwards, Mark Jones, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor, Liam Whelan, Walter Crickmer, Bert Whalley, Tom Curry, Alf Clarke, Don Davies, George Follows, Tom Jackson, Archie Ledbrooke, Henry Rose, Eric Thompson, Frank Swift, Captain Kenneth Rayment, Miklos Bela, Willie Satinoff, Tom Cable

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Never to be forgotten

Manchester United players

* Geoff Bent
* Roger Byrne
* Eddie Colman
* Duncan Edwards (survived the crash but died in hospital 15 days later)
* Mark Jones
* David Pegg
* Tommy Taylor
* Liam 'Billy' Whelan

Other victims

* Walter Crickmer - Club secretary
* Bert Whalley - Chief coach
* Tom Curry - Trainer
* Alf Clarke - Journalist, Manchester Evening Chronicle
* Don Davies - Journalist, Manchester Guardian
* George Follows - Journalist, Daily Herald
* Tom Jackson - Journalist, Manchester Evening News
* Archie Ledbrooke - Journalist, Daily Mirror
* Henry Rose - Journalist, Daily Express
* Eric Thompson - Journalist, Daily Mail
* Frank Swift - Journalist, News of the World (also former England and Manchester City goalkeeper)
* Captain Kenneth "Ken" Rayment - British co-pilot who survived the crash but suffered multiple injuries and died three weeks later as a result of brain damage. He was one of two people who died in hospital after being injured in the crash.
* Bela Miklos - Travel agent
* Willie Satinoff - Supporter, racecourse owner and close friend of Matt Busby
* Tom Cable - Steward

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I've been asked to post a tribute by someone who I hold very dear


"They were a Football Machine, and would have conquered the world. In another season they would have been unbeatable, forget what others did, these lads would have won every game they played. Never had the chance to prove themselves"


Mr Lawman Senior (My Dad)

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Tribute to the unsung Heroes of Manchester United

50th Anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster

The Munich air disaster took place on February 6, 1958, when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to takeoff from a slush-covered runway at the Munich-Riem airport in Munich, West Germany. On board the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the Busby Babes, along with a number of supporters and journalists. Twenty-three of the 44 passengers on board the aircraft died in the disaster.

The European Cup had been contested since 1955, although no English club took part in the very first tournament on account of Football League rules. Manchester United entered the 1956-57 tournament and reached the semi-finals, being knocked out by eventual winners Real Madrid; they were thus one of the favourites for the 1957-58 tournament. Domestic league matches were played on Saturdays and European matches were played midweek, so although air travel was risky at the time, it was the only practical choice if United were to fulfil their league fixtures. Their team was known as the Busby Babes, a reference to their manager Matt Busby and to the average age of the players, which was unusually young.

Manchester United after the crash
Seven of Manchester United's players died immediately, and Duncan Edwards died from his injuries on 21 February. Two other players had to retire because of their injuries. Matt Busby was seriously injured and had to stay in hospital for some time after the crash, and was read his last rites twice. There was speculation that the club would fold, but a threadbare United team completed the 1957-1958 season, with United's coach Jimmy Murphy standing in as manager.A team largely made up of reserves and youth team players beat Sheffield Wednesday 3--0 in the first match after the disaster. The programme for that match showed simply a blank space where each United player's name should have been.

Although the team's league results were poor they reached the final of the FA Cup, losing 2--0 to Bolton Wanderers. Busby resumed managerial duties the following season and eventually built a second generation of Busby Babes, including George Best and Denis Law, that went on to win the European Cup a decade after the disaster in 1968, beating Benfica. Crash survivors Bobby Charlton and Bill Foulkes were two of the other players who lined up in that team.

Victims

Manchester United players
Geoff Bent
Roger Byrne
Eddie Colman
Duncan Edwards (He died 15 days later)
Mark Jones
David Pegg
Tommy Taylor
Liam 'Billy' Whelan

Other victims
Walter Crickmer - Club secretary
Bert Whalley - Chief coach
Tom Curry - Trainer
Alf Clarke - Journalist, Manchester Evening Chronicle
Don Davies - Journalist, Manchester Guardian
George Follows - Journalist, Daily Herald
Tom Jackson - Journalist, Manchester Evening News
Archie Ledbrooke - Journalist, Daily Mirror
Henry Rose - Journalist, Daily Express
Eric Thompson - Journalist, Daily Mail
Frank Swift - Journalist, News of the World (also former England and Manchester City goalkeeper)
Captain Kenneth "Ken" Rayment - British co-pilot who suffered multiple injuries in the crash and died three weeks later as a result of brain damage. He was one of two people who died in hospital after being injured in the crash.
Bela Miklos - Travel agent
Willie Satinoff - Supporter
Tom Cable - Steward

Survivors

Manchester United players
Johnny Berry
Jackie Blanchflower
Dennis Viollet
Ray Wood
Still Alive:

Bobby Charlton
Bill Foulkes
Harry Gregg
Kenny Morgans
Albert Scanlon

Other survivors
Matt Busby - Team manager
Frank Taylor - Journalist
James Thain - Captain
George (Bill) Rodgers - Radio officer
Peter Howard - Photographer
Still Alive:

Ted Ellyard - Photographer
Vera Lukić and baby daughter Venona - Passengers (saved by Manchester United player Harry Gregg)
Mrs Bela - Wife of Bela Miklos, the travel agent that arranged trip and died in the crash
N Tomašević - Passenger
Rosemary Cheverton - Stewardess
Margaret Bellis - Stewardess

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I cannot imagine my life without United...
I owe my love for this club to Busby and his babes.....
And for that I shall be forever grateful...
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me the privilege to call myself a supporter of Manchester United...

RIP to all those who lost their lives on that fateful day. With regards to the babes,your legacy lives on....

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well said waseem :)
i feel exactly the same.

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everything that Manchester United is today is down to the people who lost their lives that day. I'm sure Sir Matt and his babes are smiling down on us. RIP Forever

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RIP Babes,gone but not forgotten

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Re: Book of Tributes

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I've been asked to post a tribute by someone who I hold very dear


"They were a Football Machine, and would have conquered the world. In another season they would have been unbeatable, forget what others did, these lads would have won every game they played. Never had the chance to prove themselves"


Mr Lawman Senior (My Dad)
Thank you for posting your Dad's wonderful tribute to the Babes.He speaks for many of us.They will never,ever be forgotten.

The Flowers of English Football...The Flowers of Manchester.


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Thanks for everything posted so far, it's great. Forever in our hearts Babes RIP

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R.I.P.

Gone but never forgotten!

Robbed of their lifes, robbed of the prizes they would have won.

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Forever in my heart, forever in the hearts of all of us...

RIP Babes

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i will be hopefully getting some space in the paper to write about this.....

RIP






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RIP all those that passed from the crash, forever in our memory and forever in our hearts.
"Keep the flag flying, Jimmy."

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RIP BUSBY BABES

Forever Always in our hearts

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RIP all those who lost their lives on that fateful day

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In Munich 6th Feb 1958, Man utd are rob of eight great talent,
On that fateful day they are gone but never ever will be forgotten,
All of them will forever live in the hearts of all United reds
Thanks for the memories, rip to our dear Busby Babes..

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RIP to all the victims

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I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.

RIP TO THE BUSBY BABES

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No words. Just thoughts and tears.

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They died but their legacy flourished into the club we all love. The Busby Babes are still out there at Old Trafford, guiding the footsteps of Sparky, Eric, Ryan, Cristiano and the rest and forever will.

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RIP Busby Babes you'll be with us forever!!

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never to be forgotten and always in our hearts
rip busby babes :(

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In Munich 6th Feb 1958, Man utd are rob of eight great talent,
On that fateful day they are gone but never ever will be forgotten,
All of them will forever live in the hearts of all United reds
Thanks for the memories, rip to our dear Busby Babes..
That's beautiful . RIP to our Busby Babes, 50 years to the day since the crash.
The greatest team of them all.
"Keep the flag flying, Jimmy."

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May they all rest in peace.
The Busby Babes will never be forgotten.

RIP to those who died in that tragedy.

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