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.
Frank Taylor was the first Briton to serve as president of the Association Internationale de la Presse Sportive (the world sports' writers association). Frank Taylor, OBE, was a legendary British sports journalist who wrote for the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, and the Sun. He was the first Briton to serve as president of the International Sports Press Association in 1973 and was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) for his services to sport and journalism.