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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

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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.

BBC Drama – Surviving Disaster

January 2006: A NEW film about the Munich air disaster has dramatically reconstructed the crash and its aftermath

The Supporters Memorial Events

It has become a tradition for fans to visit Old Trafford on Feb 6th each year to pay their respects to those who perished in the crash

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.

Each February we meet up at Old Trafford to remember those who died Learn more