Personality and Colour into Everything He Does” – Henry Rose (1899-1958); Journalist, celebrity and forgotten man of Munich

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2014

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University of Illinois Press

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Abstract

This article analyses the life, career and death of British-Jewish sports journalist Henry Rose (1899-1958), killed in the Munich air disaster of 1958 alongside Manchester United football club officials, players and several other passengers. Rose may well be the “forgotten” man of the disaster, yet his story illuminates a great deal about contemporary British sport, society and culture. He was a celebrity of his time, due, primarily, to him being at the vanguard of a revolution in British sports reporting that saw a more sensationalist and opinionated style successfully imported from America into the British press. His achievements were all the more remarkable considering significant levels of anti-Semitism which existed in British society at that time. Rose’s death in 1958 and subsequent disappearance from popular memory, which contrasts starkly with the manner in which Munich has been more actively memorialized in other quarters, is also examined

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Munich disaster, journalism, Jewish, Britain, Manchester United

Citation

Dee, D.G. (2014) Personality and Colour into Everything He Does” – Henry Rose (1899-1958); Journalist, celebrity and forgotten man of Munich. Journal of Sport History, 41 (3), pp. 425-446

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Institute of History