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The Great Train Robbery

A New History

Publication Date15th July 2013

Book FormatPaperback

pages224

Illustrations44

Height198

Width124

A new history of the most infamous crimes of the 1960s. Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the robbery, 8 August 2013.
RRP: £9.99 Online Price £8.99
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ISBN
9781445606828

On 8 August 1963, just about 30 miles north of London, a red light brought the 'Up' Travelling Post Office to a halt. A few minutes later the locomotive and the first two carriages moved slowly forward - with a posse of extra men on board. It travelled the few hundred yards to Bridego Bridge, where it was robbed. The train, the robbers, the railwaymen and the postmen made the headlines as one of the most legendary crimes in British history took place. An act of audacity, cunning and daredevilry that became a story of tragedy, jinx and violence. Dubbed 'the Great Train Robbery', it was the cops-and-robbers story to end all cops-and-robbers stories. Like it or not, with its newsworthiness and prevalence in books, documentaries and feature films, it has an enduring appeal.

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