|9/11 Attacks, WTC, NY |
9/11 was a Tuesday morning in September 2001 that began as an ordinary day, but turned into a global horror story that has defined our times.
Gedeon is the older brother, and the avid film maker. But, by the time of 9/11, an additional camera had been purchased for Jules for "camera practice." Jules is with the Battalion Chief, Joseph Pfeifer, and 13 other fire fighters from the house, filming as they investigate an odor of gas at 8:46 am on Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001. They are standing in the path of the plane as it flies over and hits Tower 1, and Jules is filming the entire time. His is the only footage of the attack on Tower 1.
Yes, you got it right: these men were on another call, and seeing the attack happen right before their eyes, headed straight for Ground Zero, without having to be called.The reaction of the firefighters is immediate, as they take off for the Trade Center, a place they previously would visit up to five times a day on a shift. They know the Trade Center perhaps better than any other firehouse in Manhattan. But, nothing has prepared them for this.What transpires is the only known footage of the struggle of the firefighters inside Tower 1 as they try to figure out what to do in the chaos and confusion. They had seen it all, they thought, but this was something they hadn't prepared for. The film is very sensitively edited, so you don't see the blood or the gore or the bodies, you only hear about them. The focus in this film is on the brotherhood of the firemen, what was going on in the towers while the rest of the world looked on, helplessly.
How men who make less money than half of the City are the ones who rush into the burning buildings, and who do not hesitate to lay down their lives while saving others. It is the tale of a true brotherhood, of men who are doing jobs handed down to them from generations before. It is more than a story of 9/11, it is the story of the world of New York fire fighters . . .
There is a language warning, but let us never forget the commitment, courage and ultimately, sacrifice, of those first responders who found themselves on the frontlines of World War IV, at ground zero,
The original video here is gone, here is a replacement:
(I find it particularly interesting, that these men were apparently quite familiar with being called to the WTC for fires etc., up to five times in a shift.)
Sigh, that's the first spin to be un-spun.
The unlawful [here meaning: unjust, as in targetted at the innocent or civilians etc.] use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.
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