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18 May - Talk: Henry Rose - Journalist, Celebrity & the 'Forgotten' Man of the Munich Air Disaster

alt"Colour and Personality into everything he does": Henry Rose (1899-1958) - Journalist, Celebrity & the 'forgotten' Man of the Munich Air Disaster

In February 1958 a British European Airways flight to Manchester crashed on take-off at Munich Riem airport, killing 23 of the 44 passengers (including 8 Manchester United players and 3 club officials).

Amongst those who perished was Henry Rose, a well-known sports writer for the 'Daily Express'. Rose, whose Ukrainian-Jewish parents migrated to Britain in the 1890s, became famous for his opinionated and gossip-filled reporting style. However, despite being an influential writer, a contemporary celebrity and a victime of one of the greatest tragedies in British sporting history, little is known about Rose in modern society.

Dr Dee's lecture will shed new light on this interesting character and important 'forgotten' figure from the British sporting and journalistic world.

Sunday 18th May, 2pm

FREE with museum admission