Thursday, September 08, 2011

Remember the attack on 9/11 - newspaper front pages

To help us remember the aftermath of 9/11/2001 the Seattle Times has a page with nine front pages - seven for the days immediately following, one in October, 2011 and the first anniversary edition. The pages show as small replicas and they enlarge when you click one of them. Nice feature.

Seattle Times

I am looking for something that captures the uncertainty of the first hours. After the FAA ordered all aircraft to land at the nearest airport, something like eight commercial flights were missing. We knew the next day that United 93 crashed in Pennsylvania, but for around two hours those other flights were also unaccounted for and we didn't know what might happen - how many more aircraft might have been hijacked.

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