Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Tragic Munich Journalists Remembered in New Book

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Tragic Munich Journalists Remembered in New Book

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MANCHESTER Evening News journalist Tom Jackson is one of eight journalists who is remembered in a new book which pays tribute to those killed in the Munich air crash.

The book, The Day Two Teams Died, has been released to mark the 60th anniversary of the tragedy, which killed 23 people.

Eight players, three members of staff and eight journalists all lost their lives in the disaster which happened on February 6, 1958.

And while plenty has been written about the eight Busby Babes who lost their lives, United fan and author Roy Cavanagh, along with Carl Abbott, thought the story of the journalists who died on that flight had gone untold.

"It wasn't just one talented team that were lost that day, it was two," Mr Cavanagh explained. "Back in 1958 journalists were regarded as gods. Television was still in its infancy, radio was around but it was the written press that people really looked towards for their news. …

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