Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Great Train Robbery

No one knows for sure who first came up with the idea of robbing the Glasgow-to-London mail train, but one thing is certain, it led to one of the most audacious crimes in British history.

"The Great Train Robbery" of 1963 was a daring crime that had more in common with Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid than a band of small-time London criminals. It was a crime that not only captivated the imagination of the world's media and the public they served, it also succeeded in transforming one of the gang, Ronald Arthur "Ronnie" Biggs, into a folk hero.

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