Dennis Viollet has Died

7 March 1999 Dennis Viollet, one of the survivors of the Munich air crash has died at the age of 65.  Dennis, who lived in Florida, had been ill with a brain tumour. His family were at his bedside when he died. Always a favourite of the fans, he still hold the...

Eagle or Phoenix?

There has been a heated debate recently regarding the badge worn by the United team in the 1958 FA Cup Final. Tradition has it that the bird is a phoenix, representing the club rising from the ashes following the air crash. However, another theory has been put forward...

TV and Radio Clips

This page contains a collection of radio and TV interviews. All can be downloaded as zip files

United – a BBC Film

United is based on the true story of Manchester United’s legendary “Busby Babes”, the 1958 Munich Air Crash and the extraordinary spirit of a city that rebuilt the team in the wake of the disaster.

The Memorials at Munich Airport

In September 2004 a new memorial was unveiled at Munich Airport in a ceremony attended by Sir Alex Ferguson and Sir Bobby Charlton.

The Original Munich Plaque

The classic terrace tribute to the Busby Babes starts: “There is a plaque at Man United, it’s underneath the old Main Stand, It bears the name of Duncan Edwards, he was the finest in the land…”

The New Munich Plaque

A plaque in memory of those who died was erected at Old Trafford on 25th February 1960. The plaque was paid for by the club and unveiled by Matt Busby

The Munich Clock

A clock in memory of those who died was erected at Old Trafford on 25th February 1960. The Ground Committee paid for the clock, which was unveiled by Dan Marsden, Chairman of the Ground Committee.

The Memorial in Duckinfield

In St Luke’s Church, Dukinfield, Cheshire is an illuminated parchment, framed and standing on a side table. It names the dead and the survivors of the Air Disaster at Munich on 6th February 1958.