Anguish of 9/11 returns in newly released tapes
By Ellen Barry
Los Angeles Times
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NEW YORK CITY — In what has become a ritual, New Yorkers got fresh and horrific glimpses Wednesday of what happened inside the World Trade Center buildings the morning of Sept. 11. Among the recorded voices that were released were panicked pleas for help, and sweet, hollow reassurances.
Few callers sounded calmer than Dennis Devlin, chief of the New York Fire Department's 9th Battalion, who was standing in the chaotic lobby of the south tower. Speaking to a dispatcher, he listed what he needed for a rescue operation: hand-held radios, an open telephone line, a chief's helmet.
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