Case of the great train robbery

Author: Rae Bains

Publisher: Troll Communications Llc


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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Mark and his pet skunk, Sheldon, outwit a pair of train robbers.

The Great Train Robbery

History-Making Heist

Author: Brenda Haugen

Publisher: Capstone


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 854

Shout and we'll kill you! Threats and violence were part of the Great Train Robbery of 1963. Its loot was, at that time, the largest amount of cash ever stolen in Britain. The Crime of the Century seemed to be perfectly planned and executed, but police aimed to show that they'd find those involved and bring them to justice. Would they succeed or would the daring criminals involved in the crime escape with the cash?

The Great Train Robbery

Author: Michael Crichton

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 430

From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes an enthralling novel about Victorian London’s most notorious gold heist. London, 1855, when lavish wealth and appalling poverty exist side by side, one mysterious man navigates both worlds with perfect ease. Edward Pierce preys on the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of his century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England’s industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive? Based on fact, but studded with all the suspense and style of fiction, here is a classic historical thriller, set a decade before the age of dynamite—yet nonetheless explosive…

The Great Train Robbery

Author: Peter Guttridge

Publisher: National Archives of England


Category: Train robberies

Page: 112

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Peter's Railway the Great Train Robbery

Author: Christopher Vine



Category: Children's stories

Page: 48

View: 950

Peter, Harry, and Kitty foil a terrible robbery and catch the dangerous villains. Their methods are brave and unconventional, causing much damage and enjoyable mayhem. At the end they are presented with a huge reward!

The Great Train Robbery

Crime of the Century: The Definitive Account

Author: Nick Russell-Pavier

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 985

Definitive account of the famous 1963 Great Train Robbery - and its aftermath. In the early hours of Thursday 8th August 1963 at rural Cheddington in Buckinghamshire, £2.6 million (£50 million today) in unmarked £5, £1 and 10-shilling notes was stolen from the Glasgow to London nightmail train in a daring and brilliantly executed operation lasting just 46 minutes. Quickly dubbed the crime of the century, it has captured the imagination of the public and the world's media for 50 years, taking its place in British folklore and giving birth to the myths of The Great Train Robbery. Ronnie Biggs, Buster Edwards and Bruce Reynolds became household names. But what really happened? This is the story of four talented villains who took the criminal world by storm, of the 'perfect crime'. It is also the story of ruthless policemen, determined to hunt the robbers down and to make sure nobody slipped through the net, not even the innocent. It is the story of an Establishment under siege, and of one mistake which cost the robbers 307 years in prison. Fifty years later, here is the story set out in full for the first time, a true-life crime thriller, and also a vivid slice of British social history.

Great Train Robbery Confidential

The Cop and the Robber Follow New Lines of Enquiry

Author: Graham Satchwell

Publisher: The History Press


Category: True Crime

Page: 208

View: 431

IN 1981, Detective Inspector Satchwell was the officer in charge of the case against Train Robber Tom Wisbey and twenty others. The case involved massive thefts from mail trains – similar to the Great Train Robbery of 1963 where £2.6 million was taken and only £400,000 ever recovered. Thirty years later their paths crossed again and an unlikely partnership was formed, with the aim of revealing the truth about the Great Train Robbery. This book reassesses the known facts about one of the most infamous crimes in modern history from the uniquely qualified insight of an experienced railway detective, presenting new theories alongside compelling evidence and correcting the widely accepted lies and half-truths surrounding this story.

The Great Train Robbery

The Most Daring Heist The World Has Ever Seen

Author: Roger Harrington




Page: 110

View: 341

THE GREAT TRAIN ROBBERY: The Most Daring Heist The World Has Ever Seen The Great Train Robbery was one of the most daring, ingenious and infamous heists of the Twentieth Century. Since August 1963, when the actual event took place, the robbery has passed into both criminal folklore and popular culture, inspiring numerous films and tall tales along the way. However, the historical facts about the Great Train Robbery are even more exciting than these stories. They involve varied and dynamic individuals, cunning plots and even daring escapes from prison and across the world. This book will uncover the contexts and features of the famous heist, to explore in detail the fascinating escapade that was the real Great Train Robbery.

Curse of Great Train Robbery

Author: Jon Fordham

Publisher: Arena books


Category: Transportation

Page: 205

View: 792

The story of the Great Train Robbery of 1963 according to the latest research and how it adversely affected the lives of all thos involved.