In episode 104, author David Hall is interviewed about his new book, “Manchester’s Finest: How the Munich Air Disaster Broke the Heart of a Great City.” Hall describes how much of an impact the tragic disaster had on Manchester. Plus the author discusses some of the great footballers who perished in the crash. The episode is hosted by Chris Oakley from the Some People Are On The Pitch blog (www.spaotp.com)
The book focuses on the story of the 1958 Munich air crash, which killed eight players from the Manchester United football team, is not just about the terrible crash, but also the story of its immediate aftermath and its effect on the city of Manchester.
David Hall has been a lifelong Manchester United fan, and was eleven when the Munich air disaster happened. He has been a TV producer for over thirty years and made many television series with Fred Dibnah for the BBC. He is also the author of Fred, the definitive biography of Fred Dibnah, published by Bantam Press.
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