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The Great Mail Train Robbery, Ronald Biggs and the Underground Reich

Ronald Big­gs, now and then.

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COMMENT: The recent deaths of two of the rob­bers from Britain’s Great Mail Train Rob­bery call to mind an impor­tant part of that crime that has been obscured.

In FTR #83, we not­ed the alleged role of SS com­man­do-chief and ODESSA oper­a­tive Otto Sko­rzeny in the Great Mail Train Rob­bery, as it has been known.

(This account came from a gang mem­ber, who lat­er reversed his claim, pri­or to being found dead by hanging–an alleged sui­cide.)

Sko­rzeny became a pri­ma­ry Gehlen oper­a­tive after the war.

The recent­ly deceased Ronald Big­gs found refuge in Brazil, a prime area of Under­ground Reich activ­i­ty. Cit­i­zen Green­wald, him­self no stranger to Nazi activ­i­ty, hangs his hat in the same coun­try.

Brazil is also one of the coun­tries that impinges on the Three Bor­ders Area, long an epi­cen­ter of Islamist and Nazi ter­ror, includ­ing ele­ments of both milieux appar­ent­ly involved in the 9/11 attacks.

Note that the train that was robbed also car­ried sen­si­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tions pack­ets for British intel­li­gence. It has been the­o­rized that the rob­bery was a cov­er for pur­loin­ing intel­li­gence doc­u­ments.

“Rebel to the Last: Ron­nie Big­gs’ Flo­ral Wreath in Shape of Two Fin­gers at Great Train Rob­ber’s Funer­al” by Paul Cock­er­ton and Ben Ross­ing­ton; The Dai­ly Mir­ror [UK]; 1/3/2014.

EXCERPT: Great Train Rob­ber Ron­nie Big­gs, who spent much of his life cock­ing a snook at author­i­ty, was giv­en an appro­pri­ate send off today.

When he was last seen in pub­lic, at the funer­al of rob­bery mas­ter­mind Bruce Reynolds, Big­gs stuck two fin­gers up at jour­nal­ists.

Today, as the hearse car­ry­ing his cof­fin passed through the streets of north Lon­don, a white flo­ral wreath in the shape of a two-fin­gered salute was vis­i­ble along­side a Union flag and the flag of Brazil, the coun­try where he spent many years as a fugi­tive from British jus­tice. . . .

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