The Munich58 Tribute Book

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Janet wrote on February 21, 2022
RIP Duncan The Best
Denis Kuzmenko wrote on February 6, 2022
A White Lie (a song in memory of the Busby Babes).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6srVPz4Q9io

The third attempt... The speed is too low...
Explosion! The wreckage and blood on the snow...
The Germans were fighting to save British lives:
Yesterday's darkness became today's light.

Matt Busby was lying in an oxygen tent.
He was not told 'bout the accident:
He was being protected from mental shock.
At first, he was silent, but later he'd talk.

"How are the boys?" "They are all right!"
But 'twas a lie. It was a white lie.
The doctors smiled at him, but then they cried.
"How are the boys?" "They are all right!"

But one day, he asked a hospital priest,
"How is Big Dunc? My friend, tell me, please!"
The priest bowed his head. A teardrop ran down.
And Matt understood everything: grief had filled all around.

"How are the boys?" "They are all right!"
But 'twas a lie. It was a white lie.
The doctors smiled at him, but then they cried.
"How are the boys?" "They are all right!"

"How are my boys?" "They are all right!"
It was a lie: his team had been swept out!
The doctors smiled at him, but then they cried.
"How are the boys?" "They are all right..."
Ian wrote on February 6, 2022
Never ever forgotten. It’s great to see their legacy moving down the generations.
Paul Swift wrote on February 6, 2022
Champions of Heaven since 1958. The Flowers of Manchester forever in our hearts.
HAZEL DAWSON wrote on February 6, 2022
you are part of my DNA and are forever with me and I will always shed a tear at 3.04 on the 6th February.. never fly too far my angels x
Mark Bergin wrote on February 6, 2022
My mother was 7 months pregnant with me when the plane crashed in Munich. I’m 64 in April and the 6th Feb every year brings tears to my eyes. What would this team have achieved? 4 more European cups? 6 more titles? 4 more FA cups? The world will never know, but deep in our heart, WE KNOW. Never forgotten.
Phil wrote on February 6, 2022
Always remembered
The flowers of manchester
Rip xx
Alan Courts wrote on February 6, 2022
Flowers of Manchester - Forever Remembered
Russell Ellison-Jones wrote on February 6, 2022
In memory of the Busby Babes.
Gone by never forgotten.
Rest in Peace.
Enes wrote on February 6, 2022
Ruhe in Frieden Busby babes 🙏🏼🙏🏼 Man United will never die
Lauren Eyre-Walker wrote on February 6, 2022
Our memories of the Flowers of Manchester, like Man Utd will never die.
RIP to all we lost. We’ll keep the red flag flying high. ❤️
Ryan Pollard wrote on February 6, 2022
Busby Babes will be never forgotten
Alan Jones wrote on February 6, 2022
Munich Remembered
By: Alan Jones. © 1998

Red Star Belgrade, shared the final game played, in the reign of the brave Busby Babes.
With a tense three-three draw, on an aggregate score, The Babes has scored five, Belgrade, only four.

Flying home, undefeated, their mission completed, they landed at Munich, with a need to refuel.

They relaxed as they waited, some talked and debated, some were reading, and some playing cards,
Then they boarded the plane, to continue again, still so unaware, of the nightmare that came.

Abandoned, aborted, two take-offs were thwarted, the passengers, silent, descended again.

They returned to the lounge, heavy snow falling down, convinced, that they'd cancelled the flight.
Fifteen minutes, no more, they were hauled back on board, no laughing, no joking, as the twin engines roared.

Destiny calling, the speed needle falling, they ran off of runway, they ran out of time.

Roger Byrne, Geoff Bent, Liam Whelan, David Pegg, Tommy Taylor, Eddie Colman, Mark Jones,
Walter Crickmer, Bert Whalley, and the trainer Tom Curry, and a further eleven, surrendered their souls.

Four gravely wounded, Matt Busby included, Duncan Edwards, and the pilot, would soon slip away.

The Munich survivors, came home and inspired us, rekindled the flame in our hearts,
Though the decades have passed, all those memories last, of a team so supreme, we can only wonder,
At what might have been, but they're with us, it seems,
Their spirit......still drives......our......dreams.
Eugene Gaffney wrote on February 6, 2022
We will never ever forget you all,Rest in Peace Busby Babes THE FLOWERS OF MANCHESTER X
Yehuda Ankonina wrote on February 6, 2022
Never be forgotten!
Peter Sharman wrote on February 6, 2022
All who died at Munich on this day in 1958 remembered. Especially the players who gave me so much pleasure. Not forgetting Johnny Berry and Jackie Blanchflower who never played again.
Owen Dalgleish wrote on February 6, 2022
A greater team we will never see again fly high busby babes
Iris wrote on February 5, 2022
Forever remembered flowers of Manchester
David appleton wrote on February 5, 2022
Forever in our minds and hearts RIP busby babes we keep the red flag flying high ❤️🙏🙏
Theo wrote on February 5, 2022
Forever in our hearts, The Busby Babes.❤️

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