9/11: Emergency Room
First Broadcast: 9PM Mon 5 September 2011

This brand new film tells of the emergency treatment of the injured that took place in and around the World Trade Center as the jets crashed and the towers fell on the morning of 9/11. Contains scenes of the aftermath of 9/11.

Many lost their lives in the attacks, but there were also thousands of evacuating office workers and emergency responders who were burned, crushed, impaled, lacerated, blinded and traumatised. Many had life-threatening injuries.

With access to new footage and testimony from those on the ground, 9/11: Emergency Room reveals how lives were saved. As the unfolding disaster effectively cut off downtown Manhattan from the rest of New York the tiny Downtown Hospital - more used to doing breast implants than major surgery - was faced with dozens of life and death operations.

It also tells for the first time the story of the Dunkirk-style flotilla of boats that plied across the Hudson river to evacuate the seriously injured to safety.

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    1. 9/11: ER 9/11: Emergency Room Mon 5 Sep 2011

      This brand new film tells of the emergency treatment of the injured that took place in and around the World Trade…

      • Scenes that may upset and graphic scenes of surgery
      • This episode has subtitles available.
    2. 9/11: The Firemen's Story 9/11: The Firemen's Story Wed 31 Aug 2011

      Channel 4 explores the dramatic stories of individual firemen on September 11: the stories of those who died, those who…

      • Some strong language
      • This episode has subtitles available.
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      1. One Family This video is a clip One Family Video duration: 2:21 minutes

        New York firefighters express a closeness born of shared risk
      2. Fearless This video is a clip Fearless Video duration: 2:10 minutes

        Faced with an impossible fire, Chief Joseph Pfiefers led his men into their most difficult rescue mission ever

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Two films marking the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks