1959 – Manchester United Arriving in Amsterdam – Photograph

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In April 1959, the Manchester United team flew to Amsterdam to play Feyenoord - this was the team's first flight together since the Munich Air Disaster - United won the match 5-3.

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 10x6 agency photograph, dated 27h April 1959, depicting the Manchester United team on their arrival in Amsterdam the day before the match against Feyenoord.

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