Explore Great Train Robbery, Oxfords and more!

Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press) Tumblr

Today is the anniversary of the British Great Train Robbery, the most daring crime in British history. In 1963 a gang hijacked a Royal Mail train and escaped with million in today’s.

Aug 8, 1963 Britain's "Great Train Robbery" took place as thieves made off with 2.6 million pounds in banknotes from a train they stopped north of London.

How the Great Train Robbery Worked

BBC to Air 'Great Train Robbery' Drama as Infamous Gang Member Dies - Story out about robber Ronnie Biggs' death just hours before the public broadcaster's scheduled premiere of its high-end drama about his 1963 heist.

Hideout: Leatherslade Farm where the Great Train robbers laid low in the days after the raid. The men stayed at the three-bedroom property for two days and it was found by police several days later.

Great Train Robbery detective's unseen pictures of the famous heist

Great Train Robbery detective's unseen pictures of the famous heist

August 1963: Police stand guard outside Leatherslade Farm at Oakley in Buckinghamshire, used as a hide-out by the Great Train Robbers

The Great Train Robbery: How it happened

August Police stand guard outside Leatherslade Farm at Oakley in Buckinghamshire, used as a hide-out by the Great Train Robbers

The Great Train Robbery was the robbery of substantial sums of money from a Royal Mail train heading between Glasgow and London in the early hours of Thursday 8 August 1963 at Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn near Mentmore in Buckinghamshire, England

The Great Train Robbery was the robbery of substantial sums of money from a Royal Mail train heading between Glasgow and London in the early hours of Thursday 8 August 1963 at Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn near Mentmore in Buckinghamshire, England

Under the guidance of police officers, three hooded men are taken to waiting police cars at Linslade, Buckinghamshire, after being remanded in custody on charges in connection with the great train robbery the previous week. Two women were also remanded in custody.

The Great Train Robbery - in pictures

Crime scene: Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, where the heist was carried out on the Glasgow to London Royal Mail train in ...

Great Train Robbery detective's unseen pictures of the famous heist

Crime scene: Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, where the heist was carried out on the Glasgow to London Royal Mail train in August 1963

Mentmore Bridge (previously known as Bridego Bridge and then Train Robbers' bridge), scene of the robbery

Mentmore Bridge (previously known as Bridego Bridge and then Train Robbers' bridge), scene of the robbery.

Probe: Police can be seen investigating the heist - dubbed the crime of the century - in these pictures from 1963.

Great Train Robbery detective's unseen pictures of the famous heist

Probe: Police can be seen investigating the heist - dubbed the crime of the century - in these pictures from

The Great Train Robbery at Lebanon RR this weekend!

The Great Train Robbery at Lebanon RR this weekend!

Pinterest
Search