Busby’s Last Crusade
From Munich to Wembley: A Pictorial History
by Jeff Connor
About the Book
The Munich air disaster was one of the most tragic incidents to ever occur in British sport. The crash at Munich airport in 1958 claimed the lives of twenty-three people, including eight of Manchester United’s first team, and injured many more, including United’s iconic manager, Matt Busby.
From Munich to Wembley charts the aftermath of the tragedy, from the poignant scenes of mourning in Manchester to the team’s return to the field as Busby began the heart-wrenching task of rebuilding the club.
Jeff Connor tracks the remarkable story of United’s rise from the ashes of Munich. It is a journey that captures the imagination and epitomises the soul of this golden age of British football as we see the likes of George Best, Jack Charlton and Denis Law stamp their mark on the game, and we witness the team become the first side from England to be crowned European champions.
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