9/11 a day we will never forget

20 Nov

On September 11, 2001, 19 men hijacked four commercial airlines on their way to west coast destinations. The terrorist attack was organised by the al Qaeda. Their tactic was to choose large planes who were going to fly long distances as they would be heavily fueled.  A total of 2977 people were killed in New York City, Washington DC and in Pennsylvania.

This is refereed to as the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history.

Today I watched the documentary 9/11 made by two french brothers. They were filming a documentary about how it is to become a firefighter and were originally filming Tony Benetatos. Tony was still a probationary firefighter when the 9/11 attacks hit. He was assigned to the Ladder 1 firehouse on Duane Street in Lower Manhattan. The fighters from this department was the first at tower 1 after the first plane hit. The documentary is made with real life images and gives a great insight into how it was to be a firefighter during this dramatic day and the days after.


One of the brothers follows chef Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer, they are among the first to arrive after the attack and the whole thing is captured on camera. They are in tower 1 as tower two collapses and they can hear the sounds as people are jumping from the towers and hitting the ground. We get to see how the chefs are handling the situation. The other brother is filming from the outside and gets the peoples reaction.

This is truly a documentary to watch if you are interested in the 9/11 terrorist attacks as it’s all real and not reconstructions. And I can guarantee that you are going to feel chills going trough your body as you watch it.

9/11 is a day the world is never going to forget

More information about the documentary here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11_%28film%29

More about the attacks here: http://www.history.com/topics/9-11-timelinehttp://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/27/us/september-11-anniversary-fast-facts/

One Response to “9/11 a day we will never forget”

  1. Ann S. Michaelsen 26/11/2014 at 22:36 #

    I agree with you, it is well worth watching.

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