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Violet's avatar

Have you seen 102 Minutes of 9/11 on the History Channel?

Asked by Violet (6566 points ) December 20th, 2009

I watched it last night, and it was the most jaw dropping thing I have ever seen. When people from the towers called 9–11, they were told to stay where they were, yelled at, and then were hung up on.

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UScitizen's avatar

I saw it last night for the second time. Still riveting. I only wish they would have identifed some of the firemen we saw moving into the disaster area. I wondered about each and their fate as they passed.

Violet's avatar

@UScitizen – I cried a bunch of times, and I didn’t even cry on 9/11.
The names of ALL the firemen who died:
http://www.fdnylodd.com/9-11-Never-Forget/Memorials/343-Firefighters.html
picture of ALL the firemen who died:
http://nyfd.com/9_11_wtc.html

UScitizen's avatar

@Violet The phtographs of that many people who gave their lives…. truly gut wrenching. Ty for the link. I’ll keep it.

Violet's avatar

@UScitizen – you’re welcome. I can’t even look at all of the pictures, or I’ll start crying.

dpworkin's avatar

My girlfriend was downstairs in the lobby when the first plane hit the tower. She was helped out of the building and away from the site by an unknown person – since she’s blind she doesn’t even know for sure if it was a man or a woman. There was too much noise to talk. She still has trouble with overhead helicopters and jets, and with certain odors.

Dr_Dredd's avatar

No, but I read the book that I think it’s based on. Horrifying, yet impossible to put down.

majorrich's avatar

—Glad I wasn’t there, some of my friends were talking about the sound of people bouncing off the roof after having jumped from windows. I was working running cable to various locations around campus so people could watch what was going on. Other details are still difficult to talk about.

Violet's avatar

@pdworkin – that just gave me goosebumbs. That is such an incredible story. Now I have tears in my eyes.
@majorrich – at NYU? One of the women in the documentary was from NYU, and she shot video of the people falling. I feel bad asking, but instead of directly telling me the other details, do you know of a link or some other place where I can read about it? I feel like I am about 9 years behind on 9/11 details.
@Dr_Dredd – what was the book?

Dr_Dredd's avatar

@Violet The book was “102 Minutes: The Untold Story of the Fight to Survive Inside the Twin Towers.”

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