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9/11, This is powerful footage to watch.

Discussion in 'SMB' started by tunstall birdman, Apr 14, 2019.

  1. dangermows

    dangermows Striker

    The bit that gets me is the choice peoole faced, burnt to death or to take their own life in a terrifying way. Makes me shudder. God rest their souls.

    School finish early?
     
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  2. shaviessafc

    shaviessafc Winger

    Was the QRA just Tonkas then?

    I was in my first or second week of Year 7 at school. I remember walking home from school to my nanas house and my dad and nana were watching it on the tele in the living room and I remember them saying the Twin Towers had been hit.

    Me and my mate went out later and I remember us discussing the possible impacts on the world later on.
     
  3. zwartekat

    zwartekat Striker

    :lol::lol:

    Gan on, Poirot.
     
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  4. Stoke_Mackem

    Stoke_Mackem Midfield

    I had just got in from school when it had happened, I couldn't believe what I was seeing. I went to the 9/11 museum whilst in New York last year and it is unbelievable in there and quite moving to see.

    A guy I work with was on a flight to the USA whilst it was happening, when he landed at Tampa he was held for hours up a corner of the airfield along with loads of other planes. When the plane came to a standstill the pilot made an announcement over the pa system about what had happened!
     
  5. Reptilia

    Reptilia Winger


    I didn't mean live I meant it was showing the second plane hitting as I turned it on, should have worded it better.
     
  6. The Exile

    The Exile Striker

    Aye, the Typhoons didn't come in til later.
     
  7. MickeyV

    MickeyV Midfield

    Around mid-day I was called to a job down on the Isle of Dogs. I heard reports on the radio about the first strike while I was travelling down there, hoping it was just a light plane and an incompetent pilot. When reports of a second airliner strike started coming in I was down by Canary Wharf, and people were pouring out of the tall buildings and heading for the underground. By the look on their faces, many of them were afraid that something similar was going to happen here. Also, given that most of the district is banking/financial business, I guess many of them knew people that worked in the WTC, or maybe talked to them regularly on the phone. It wasn't exactly panic but the scene at 6.05, with people being directed one way up the street, was very similar.
    History will see it as a defining moment of the 21st Century.
     
  8. JL1985

    JL1985 Winger

    I was in Maths class. The teacher started crying, I just presumed her husband had finally ditched her.
     
  9. Harbour Boy

    Harbour Boy Midfield

    I was 9 and in Junior school, we finished at 3ish and I went back to a mates house and seen dust everywhere and then the news went back to the planes hitting and towers collapsing. Went back home about 6ish and my mam and dad were watching the news and never moved all night.

    My dad was a posty at the time, finished his shift and turned on the tv, he thought it looked like a good film that he had never seen before, settled down to watch it and took him ages to realise it was reality.
     
  10. Spennymackem1981

    Spennymackem1981 Midfield

    One of the voice recording of United 93 when they were trying to regain the cockpit and they were saying goodbye to a loved one brought me to tears not ashamed to say

    As for the day I'd been on nightshift woke up turned the TV on and watched live as the second one went into the tower and spent the rest of the day glued to the TV.
     
  11. AB22 Easy Tiger

    AB22 Easy Tiger Nocturnal Tourist Staff Member Contributor

    I was on one of the high floors in Canary Wharf tower. We wern’t evacuated but just about everyone left. The tube trains out of the area were rammed.
     
  12. Andy_Roker1983

    Andy_Roker1983 Striker

    It was my first week at work, I was 17. Not everyone had internet access at work them days so we all gathered around a lads pc who had access to look at the news.

    I’ll be honest I didn’t really know much about the twin towers and I hadn’t heard of bin laden so didn’t really know the significance of it at first. I got home from work and watched the news and I then realised how much of a big deal it was.
     
  13. Dadsarmy73

    Dadsarmy73 Full Back

    I was on holiday from work that week and had the tv on in the background whilst doing some house work. I heard the news in the background but I hadn’t quite comprehended the enormity of it until about 10 minutes later.

    I sat watching the news for the next 2-3 days just gobsmacked
     
  14. Belch

    Belch Midfield

    Watched it at work, got a bad look from the boss when I suggested that the chickens were coming home to roost.
     
  15. GTG

    GTG Striker

    Was at a quiz night in a pub filled with expats in Bangkok when the quizmaster said we were finishing early as the Americans there would probably need to get back to their families/apartments. Had no idea what was happening but was peeved as we were in with a chance of winning. Then they put the TV screens on .......

    When I eventually got home my (now ex-) wife was sitting on the sofa laughing at the people jumping to their deaths. Thais are nuts.
     
  16. SAFCDurhamFTM

    SAFCDurhamFTM Midfield

    A lass at work showed me the BBC News website, at that point they had mentioned a plane had hit the Twin Towers. I think it was thought be a small plane at that time, bad news for pilot etc. but didnt think it was anything too severe and didnt think much about it.

    Not long after I left work early for an appointment with my chiropractor and entered the reception which had the tv on, by this point the second plane had hit and it was obvious how serious things were. When I got home, just lilke most others on here, I was just captivated by BBC news.
     
  17. Horatio Pugwash

    Horatio Pugwash Striker

    The ship I was on was involved in a military exercise with the yanks off Malaysia at the time. The exercise was cancelled early on as "a bomb" had gone off in the states. We all had a laugh at how the yanks could overreact at something us Brits had put up with for years. When we got alongside in Singapore a day or two later I was in the american px and saw it on the telly.:eek:

    I had to ring the bank about something later that day and the lass on the other end just kept saying "stay safe". Thats when i realised the magnitude of the reaction back home.
     
  18. I was in an adult book store in Nottingham. Bloody manager took the porn off the corner tv to watch the footage. Never forgiven Al Queda for that.
     
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  19. The Raven

    The Raven Winger

    I had been working with an old German engineer that day.

    As I was leaving work to take him back to his hotel, one of the lads said something about a plane crash on the news

    I said I'd have a pint with him when we got to the hotel. Sat in the bar and watched it unfolding.
    Just didn't seem real.
     
  20. Mackemansj1

    Mackemansj1 Striker

    Was in the house just finished watching neighbours and it broke to the news, I doubt we will ever live through a day like that again. The amount of misinformation on tv was pretty wild, I honestly thought it was the first stages of a world war.
     

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