Large Matzav Video Collection: 9/11 Footage, Marking Eleven Years, Today September 11, 2012  5:12 am

9-11[Comprehensive video collection below.] When we woke up this morning, the date on our calendars reminded us sharply of exactly where we were 11 years ago.

The day the world changed for ever.

The words “nine eleven” are branded into our history as ­deeply as any world war.

There isn’t a schoolchild in the country who doesn’t know what happened on that sunny day in Manhattan.

And no adult who watched the ­horror unfold on TV will forget those heart-stopping images.

The gaping, fiery hole where the fuselage exploded like a bomb, the heroic firemen heading up the blazing towers, and the “dust people” who ­staggered like ghosts from the wreckage, will haunt us for ever.

So too will the after-shock of panic.

We watched in stunned silence as the ­passenger planes tore into the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

“That can’t be real,” someone whispered as the most iconic buildings in the world crumbled like sand.

Until September 11, 2001, the idea that terrorists could attack the sacred financial heart of the Western world was ridiculous.

America was a fortress, Al Qaeda was an obscure bunch of fanatics and leader Osama Bin Laden was a nutter with a stupid beard.

Back then, Islamic extremists were someone else’s ­problem.

But the moment 3,000 innocent people were vaporised in the worst atrocity of my lifetime, it was the end of the world as we knew it and the start of a new era of fear.

But 9/11 also changed the world in a more profound way.

After decades of vulgar excess it made us realise what was ­really important in life.

Family, friends, a safe job and a happy home all suddenly seemed so much more important than chasing the materialistic culture we live in.

Seeing thousands of people wiped out before your eyes, you realize how ­important life is.

To mark this day, Matzav.com has compiled a varied collection of videos from that horrific attack.

May we merit the geulah sheleimah, speedily, in our day.

Click on a video to view:

Video 1 – Chilling Video of Second Tower Collapse:

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Video 2 – Live TV Footage of Second Plane Hitting and Towers Collapsing:

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Video 3 – Fox News Coverage of the Second Tower Collapse:

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Video 4 – The Second Plane Hitting the WTC:

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Video 5 – CNN’s First Five Minutes of Coverage:

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Video 6 – CNN Coverage – Part 2

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Video 7 – CNN Coverage – Part 3

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Video 8 – Amateur Video – “What We Saw”

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Video 9 – NBC Coverage of First Tower Collapsing:

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Video 10 – NBC Coverage of Second Plane:

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Video 11 -Never Seen Footage Released by Firefighter-Photojournalist:

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Video 12 – Amateur Video:

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Video 13 – Collection of Amateur Clips:

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{Noam Amdurski, Andy Heller – Matzav.com Newscenter}

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1 Responses to Large Matzav Video Collection: 9/11 Footage, Marking Eleven Years, Today

1 .Comment from Sholom

September 11, 2012 at 10:16 am
Sept 11, 2001, when we rushed to the scene, we were instructed to try to save lives, regardless a Yid or a Non-Yid. All of mankind, adults and children, are precious in the eyes of our Creator, Heshem Yisborach. Halevai, that our children should see, that we make an effort, not to exclude any person, from our Teffilohs, especially on Rosh Hashanah, Yidden and Non-Yidden who are R”L sick. That will strenthen our empathy and concern for every Human Being, and that will be M’oirer Rachmei Shomayim.

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