Ronald Arthur "Ronnie" Biggs (8 August 1929 – 18 December 2013) was an English thief, known for his role in the Great Train Robbery of 1963, for his escape from prison in 1965, for living as a fugitive for 36 years and for his various publicity stunts while in exile. In 2001, he returned to the United Kingdom and spent several years in prison, where his health rapidly declined. Biggs was released from prison on compassionate grounds in August 2009 and died in a nursing home in December 2013.

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The Great Train Robbery (1903) - One of the milestones in film history was the first narrative film, The Great Train Robbery (1903). It was a primitive one-reeler action picture, about 10 minutes long, with 14 scenes, and it was not filmed in the western expanse of Wyoming but on the East Coast in various locales in New Jersey.

"L'attaque du grand rapide" realise par Edwin S. Porter en 1903 est le premier western de l'histoire du cinema, on y retrouve tous les éléments du genre. "The great train robbery" is a 1903 American film by Edwin S. Porter, considered as the first western .

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The Big Mystery Behind the Great Train Robbery May Finally Have Been Solved | History | Smithsonian

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