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    Munich Remembered

    On 6 February 1958, a charter plane carrying 44 people crashed after refuelling at Munich Airport.

    The accident claimed 23 lives, among them eight Manchester United players and three club officials.

    We hope these pages are a fitting tribute to the young United side many believe would have gone on to dominate European football - the Busby Babes.

    We will never forget.

    Munich: The Documentary

    Matt Busby's faith in youth earns league titles in 1956 and 1957.

    United meet Red Star in the 1958 European Cup quarter-finals.

    Disaster strikes as United's plane crashes on take-off in Munich.

    Survivors are pulled from the wreckage and rushed to hospital.

    News of the crash reaches the people of Manchester.

    Jimmy Murphy takes temporary control as United begin to rebuild.

    Thirteen days after the crash, the Reds play Sheffield Wednesday.

    There's further heartbreak as Duncan Edwards loses his battle.

    Matt Busby returns from Germany for the 1958 FA Cup final.

    The Busby Babes

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    The darkest day

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    The men we lost

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    From sorrow to success

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