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United 93. Paul Greengrass' reconstruction of the events of 9/11 is a brilliant piece of filmmaking and United 93 presents a real-time realistic portrayal of the events.
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On September 11th 2001 terrorists associated with Al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger planes. Two of these planes where intentionally crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, causing both buildings to collapse and bringing total devastation to everything around it. The third plane was crashed into The Pentagon causing minor damage, but the fourth plane has a fascinating story. People probably haven't heard about this plane as much as the first two but flight United 93 was full of heroic passangers who tried to fight off the hijackers. Unfortunately they lost their lives when the plane crashed into a field somewhere near Pennsylvania.
Including the 19 hijackers, 3017 people died as a result of the hijackings. This was the day the world stood still.
I can't really remember 9/11 mainly due to the fact I was only 7 years old at the time but also because we weren't told much about it. I was in school when the hijackings took place and I can remember my teachers all with anxious looks on their faces. I first realised what had happened when I arrived home from school and BBC News was on with a continuous
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