The team Matt Busby had built from the club's successful youth policy seemed destined to dominate football for many years. Such was the power of the Babes that they seemed invincible. The average age of the side which won the Championship in 1955-56 was just 22, the youngest ever to achieve such a feat. A year when they were Champions again, nothing, it seemed, would prevent the young braves of Manchester United from reigning for the next decade. United had taken their first steps into European football in defiance of the football authorities and it was on foreign soil that the final chapter in the story of the Babes was to be written. The aircraft carrying the United party back from a victorious visit to Yugoslavia crashed in the snow of Munich airport and the Babes were no more.
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About the Author
6 February 2008 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Munich air disaster in which twenty-three people, including eight of Matt Busby's 'Babes', lost their lives. Roberts' moving tribute remains a classic of football literature which powerfully captures the essence of the game in another era. Updated with new interviews and material, this book is the definitive account of the team that would not die. Published for the 50th anniversary of the Munich air crash (06/02/08), this book is a football classic, which compliments Aurum's sports classics list. The author is well-respected journalist. It includes new interviews and updated epilogue. It is perennially emotive and important subject for football fans, especially in Manchester. John Roberts is a retired journalist. He previously wrote for the Independent, Guardian and Daily Mail and the Stockport Express. He lives in Stockport. 'An inspiring as well as tragic story...a first-class reporting job.' Manchester Evening News '...super idea, beaverish research and unaffected style' Ian Wooldridge, Daily Mail 'Moving and commendably unsentimental' Daily Telegraph