9/11: The September 11 Attacks /// 32

The September 11 attacks. Almost 3,000 died. Hundreds of millions of dollars of property was destroyed. 15 pregnant women lost their babies – their bodies spontaneously aborting their children as their fellow citizens fled from the crashing towers in absolute terror. But behind all these figures – these faceless, nameless numbers – there are tens of thousands of stories. Stories that can make the most heartless men regain their heart. Stories of innocents being cooked alive in the ovens they formerly called their offices. Stories of men trampling down one another. Panic. Sheer terror – unmixed, unmitigated terror. This is the story of a day that made widows of hundreds of thousands – a day that inaugurated wars half a world away. A day of doom. A black day. A day called September 11.

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Illustrations

september 11 impact on towers
From the book 102 Minutes.

september 11 south tower impactseptember 11 north tower impactstairwells in the north tower september 11stairswells in the south tower september 11escape from the towers september 11

scene from inside the tower september 11
A scene from inside the towers. Many thousands saw this when they poured from the burning towers.
frank de martini september 11
The Banality of Heroes. Much is made of the normalness of evil men. The same is often true of heroes like Frank De Martini. They are angels served by people who never knew them for what they were. (Hebrews 13:2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

References

The Forever War by Dexter Filkins

The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright

The 9/11 Commission Report available at: http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/report/911Report.pdf

The Longest War: The Enduring Conflict Between America and al-Qaeda by Peter Bergen

102 Minutes by Jim Dwyer and Kevin Flynn

Australian Broadcast Corporation: 9/11 Reporting, September 11, 2001.

“U.S. ATTACKED; HIJACKED JETS DESTROY TWIN TOWERS AND HIT PENTAGON IN DAY OF TERROR” by N. R. Kleinfield. September, 12, 2001, The New York Times.

“Everyone was screaming, crying, running. It’s like a war zone.” by Julian Borger et al. The Guardian. Available at: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2001/sep/12/expertopinions.charlieporteronmensfashion

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