Munich Air Disaster 1958. Manchester United players and journalists died. They made an ill fated journey and the rest they say is history. The link takes you to The Guardian newspaper that gives more details about what happened. Manchester United are also mentioned in the book when two of the characters go to a game.

1958: Manchester United players killed in Munich air crash

@manutd fan Britt Halvorsen's tribute to those who died during the Munich Air Disaster. Shared with us on Facebook. #mutattoos

@manutd fan Britt Halvorsen's tribute to those who died during the Munich Air Disaster. Shared with us on Facebook. #mutattoos

Picture gallery: Daniel Taylor profiles the eight Manchester United players who died in the Munich disaster

The lost Babes: the eight Manchester United players who died in the Munich disaster

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Sir Alex Ferguson holds a wreath to commemorate 50 years since the Munich Air disaster

Mourinho urges fans to respect Munich and Hillsborough

The Busby Babes play their last ever game on English soil...at Highbury a few days before the Munich air disaster.

The Busby Babes play their last ever game on English soil.at Highbury a few days before the Munich air disaster.

Less than 3 months after the Munich Air Disaster , Manchester United were defeated by two Nat Lofthouse goals.

Less than 3 months after the Munich Air Disaster , Manchester United were defeated by two Nat Lofthouse goals.

1st October 1956: Manchester United FC goalkeeper, Ray Wood (1931 - 2002).

Elizabeth Wood looks back on the day she heard her husband Ray, a Busby Babe, was caught up in the Munich air disaster.

Manchester United hold Munich air disaster memorial

Manchester United hold Munich air disaster memorial

Manchester United: Munich Air Disaster | via @learninghistory

On the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the "Busby Babes", along with supporters and journalists.

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