The Untouchables – The Real Great Train Robbery

The heist : Untouchables left the state for train wreck…

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The Untouchables – The Real Great Train Robbery  

From @Earwiggle

Fifty years ago, a mail train was held up by  on 8th August 1963, the robbers getting away with £2 million pounds. This immense sum of money was obtained violently and with little respect for law. Those of us old enough to remember it will have our own memories of that time. British Rail and Post Office Mail were respected public services. How dare such a group of irresponsible, selfish men mount an attack damaging such revered services? We believed they were Untouchable. How wrong we were.

A Great Train Robbery

8th August 1963

English: Poster of "The Great Train Robbe...

Click  Image for BBC “Witness”

Robbery with violence, the culprits escaped with most of the money, some fleeing the country to safe-havens like South America.  Much has been written about the fugitives, and their subsequent lives.

The Real Great Train Robbery

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