1958 - FA Cup Final – Manchester United v Bolton Wanderers – Photograph

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The 1958 FA Cup Final was between Manchestern United and Bolton Wanderers, with Bolton winning 2-0, just three months after the Munich air disaster.

On the 6th of February 1958, the British European Airways Flight 609 crashed in a blizzard on its third attempt to take off from an icy runway at the Munich-Riem airport in Germany. On board the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed at the time 'The Busby Babes', along with a number of supporters and journalists. Twenty-three of the 43 passengers on board the aircraft died in the disaster.

Original black and white 10x8 Daily Mirror agency photograph, dated 4th May 1958, depicting Nat Lofthouse beating the Manchester United keeper Harry Gregg to score Bolton's first goal in the 1958 F.A. Cup Final.

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