This is another BBC Television documentary about the day the world changed, about those who survived, and those who didn’t.
This slightly off-beat documentary is currently available at this link. Of the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives on that terrible day, 46 were twins – as far as can be ascertained. This programme follows some of the survivors, including a New York firefighter who said that of the 343 of his comrades who perished, he knew 120-130 personally, and 15 to 20 of them he would have called close friends.
There is often said to be a unique bond between twins, especially identical twins, something that is very evident here. One woman spent two years “in the house” before she could return to work, and also saw her marriage break up, but perhaps the most staggering statistic produced by this programme is one not related to twins; this is that only 293 “intact bodies” were ever recovered, and of these, only 12 could be identified by sight.
The Twins of the Twin Towers is likely to be one of the more metaphysical programmes produced on either side of the Atlantic to commemorate that tragic day, and also one of the most powerful.
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