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Still from the 1903 film, The Great Train Robbery.1903 - First Silent Movie:

What Happened in the First Silent Film, the Great Train Robbery?

Still from the 1903 film, The Great Train Robbery.1903 - First Silent Movie:

Police examining one of the coaches on the Glasgow to London travelling post office train near Bridego Railway Bridge in Buckinghamshire, England, the morning after the train was attacked and robbed in the 2.6 million pound 'Great Train Robbery', 8th August 1963.

The Great Train Robbery - in pictures

Police examining one of the coaches on the Glasgow to London travelling post office train near Bridego Railway Bridge in Buckinghamshire, England, the morning after the train was attacked and robbed in the 2.6 million pound 'Great Train Robbery', 8th August 1963.

A3 performing at Nick Reynolds fathers funeral. His father was the man who engineered the great train robbery in England.

A3 performing at Nick Reynolds fathers funeral. His father was the man who engineered the great train robbery in England.

16th August 1963: Scene of the great train robbery with the train waiting on an embankment above a country road.

The Great Train Robbery - in pictures

16th August 1963: Scene of the great train robbery with the train waiting on an embankment above a country road.

BIGGS RONNIE: (1929-2013) English Criminal, known for his role in the Great Train Robbery of 1963. Signed First Day Cover issued by the Post Office to commemorate the Liverpool and Manchester Railway and featuring a set of five different postage stamps with illustrations relating to the railway line. Signed by Biggs in blue ink with his name alone to a clear area of the cover.

BIGGS RONNIE: (1929-2013) English Criminal, known for his role in the Great Train Robbery of 1963. Signed First Day Cover issued by the Post Office to commemorate the Liverpool and Manchester Railway and featuring a set of five different postage stamps with illustrations relating to the railway line. Signed by Biggs in blue ink with his name alone to a clear area of the cover.

What Happened in the First Silent Movie, the Great Train Robbery?: Still from the 1903 film, The Great Train Robbery.

What Happened in the First Silent Film, the Great Train Robbery?

What Happened in the First Silent Movie, the Great Train Robbery?: Still from the 1903 film, The Great Train Robbery.

The Great Train Robbery is the name given to a 2.6 million train robbery  committed on Thursday 8 August 1963 at Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn near Mentmore in Buckinghamshire, England. The bulk of the stolen money was not recovered. Three robbers were never found, two convicted robbers escaped. One convicted most likely never was involved, and died in prison. Though there were no firearms involved, the standard judgment was 30 years.

The Great Train Robbery is the name given to a 2.6 million train robbery committed on Thursday 8 August 1963 at Bridego Railway Bridge, Ledburn near Mentmore in Buckinghamshire, England. The bulk of the stolen money was not recovered. Three robbers were never found, two convicted robbers escaped. One convicted most likely never was involved, and died in prison. Though there were no firearms involved, the standard judgment was 30 years.

The Great Train Robbery - 1903 Silent Film The Great Train Robbery - an action / western film. Film description from the Edison Films Catalogue, No. 200, Jan. 1904:  "This sensational and highly tragic subject will certainly make a decided `hit' whenever shown. In every respect we consider it absolutely the superior of any moving picture ever made. It has been posed and acted in faithful duplication of the genuine `Hold Ups' made famous by various outlaw bands in the far West.

The Great Train Robbery - 1903 Silent Film The Great Train Robbery - an action / western film. Film description from the Edison Films Catalogue, No. 200, Jan. 1904: "This sensational and highly tragic subject will certainly make a decided `hit' whenever shown. In every respect we consider it absolutely the superior of any moving picture ever made. It has been posed and acted in faithful duplication of the genuine `Hold Ups' made famous by various outlaw bands in the far West.

"L'attaque du grand rapide" realise par Edwin S. Porter en 1903 est le premier western de l'histoire du cinema.

"L'attaque du grand rapide" realise par Edwin S. Porter en 1903 est le premier western de l'histoire du cinema.

Thames Valley police handout photo of part of the 2.5 million stolen by the Great Train Robbers forty years ago, that went on display today at an exhibition at Thames Valley Police's museum in Sulhamstead, near Reading.

The Great Train Robbery - in pictures

Thames Valley police handout photo of part of the 2.5 million stolen by the Great Train Robbers forty years ago, that went on display today at an exhibition at Thames Valley Police's museum in Sulhamstead, near Reading.

The scene of the Great Train Robbery: the largest train heist in Britain's history.8 August 1963   Three of the suspects arrested in connection with the Great Train Robbery are photographed leaving Linslade court with blankets over their heads.1963

The scene of the Great Train Robbery: the largest train heist in Britain's history.8 August 1963 Three of the suspects arrested in connection with the Great Train Robbery are photographed leaving Linslade court with blankets over their heads.1963