In this uniquely compelling history, reformed career criminal Terry Smith brings the benefit of hard-won wisdom to his analysis of all the major cases.
Author: Terry Smith
Publisher: Kings Road Publishing
Category: True Crime
From piracy on the high seas to the recent Securitas depot robbery in Kent, Britain has a long and inglorious tradition of armed robbery as a way of life. In this uniquely compelling history, reformed career criminal Terry Smith brings the benefit of hard-won wisdom to his analysis of all the major cases. Casting a sharp eye over both the dangerously devil-may-care 'blagger' and the more organised professional 'villain', he brings an insider's point of view to the most high-profile armed robberies of the past 50 years. Each chapter has a full and comprehensive account of the robbery in the words of those who participated in it (including some exclusive interview material), the media, police and court records - starting from the initial spark through to the planning, organisation and execution of the crime, and how it came to be solved by law enforcement.
If the Birdman moved on then what would've become of him or the magpie – both dependent on each other's company . Thanks for the memory . . ' B ' is for Blagger That's what I was , a pavement artist , a robber , a highwayman , a gun ...
Author: Charles Bronson
Publisher: Mirage Publishing
Charles Bronson, classified as the most dangerous prisoner in the UK penal system, reveals who's who in this A-Z guide of the underworld and beyond. It contains many characters with unusual names who influenced Bronson's life and leave little to the imagination: The Wizard, Semtex Man and Pie Man.
S. Cadillac car, especially a Coupe de Ville or Fleetwood. Black teen slang US, 1980 . ... same blagger meaning noun 1 a robber ... from blag merchant 'blackguard' noun UK, a 1933 pay-roll bandit, an armed robber.
Author: Salim Khan Anmol
Publisher: Sakha Global Books (Sakha Books)
Slangs Dictionary of Unconventional English -is a recently launched book of Sakha Global Books publication to hold good command over English language. This is an excellent resource for all students who wish to learn, write and speak English language from zero level. Perfect for self-study, the series follows a guided-learning approach that gives students access to a full answer key with model answers. This book has been divided into sections and each section has been further divided into lessons. have been given, wherever necessary. Also, exercises are given at the end of every lesson for practice and solutions at the end of the book. This book has been designed to help you learn English in an easy and proper way. This is a clearly structured introductory English learning book intended to offer readers an advanced fluency in both spoken and written English. English pronunciations are given in easy way helping the readers to understand the complexities of English pronunciation. If one of those sounds familiar to you, perhaps you have found the right book. This book is essential for you to break through and not only improving your spoken skills but developing them so well regardless of your age. Armed with the proven tips, tricks, and techniques in this book, you’ll discover that you’ll be soaring to an entirely new and exciting level of learning within days. On top of that, these guidelines can be used nearly effortlessly. Proven Technique That Works You’ll discover what “Immersion” is and how it can painlessly take you to a supreme status in your studies. You’ll also learn about a related method of learning to pronounce English fearlessly. It’s called the “Shadowing.” Once you try it you’ll realize why so many people praise its effectiveness. Salient Features of the Book: • Self-Sufficient, Self-Study Book. • Detailed Explanation of English Grammar Topics. • Easy tools for Written and Spoken English. • Complete Guide to Error-free usage of English in day-to-day life. • Easy to Grasp Language for better understanding. English is not an easy language to learn. But if you are using proper methods to learn and speak, you’ll find that your next level of learning is just a click away. Learn and adopt these techniques, tips, and many more secrets revealed in this book, and your English fluency will be on a whole different level in 60 days ! Remember: Practice doesn't make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect. Download Now and Start Speaking Fluent English! - Sakha Global Books
The old hierarchy of blaggers ( armed robbers ) at the top and sex offenders at the bottom is gone . ... It is right here in Britain , a functioning part of our brutal , overcrowded , inhumane you try , you will be in for a rough time ...
According to one source, this term is in use with this meaning in Nova Scotia's South Shore. It derives from the French blague ... Derives, possibly, from 'blackguard' UK, 1933 blag merchant noun a pay-roll bandit, an armed robber.
Author: Terry Victor
Category: Foreign Language Study
Reviews of the two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, 2005: The king is dead. Long live the king! The old Partridge is not really dead; it remains the best record of British slang antedating 1945 Now, however, the preferred source for information about English slang of the past 60 years is the New Partridge. James Rettig, Booklist, American Library Association Most slang dictionaries are no better than momgrams or a rub of the brush, put together by shmegegges looking to make some moola. The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, on the other hand, is the wee babes. Ian Sansom, The Guardian The Concise New Partridge presents, for the first time, all the slang terms from the New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English in a single volume. With over 60,000 entries from around the English-speaking world, the Concise gives you the language of beats, hipsters, Teddy Boys, mods and rockers, hippies, pimps, druggies, whores, punks, skinheads, ravers, surfers, Valley girls, dudes, pill-popping truck drivers, hackers, rappers and more. The Concise New Partridge is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning its rude, its delightful, and its a prize for anyone with a love of language.
By the late sixties the pair were part of an armed robbery crew whose hauls included £500,000, then a huge sum, from a security truck. They invested their share in a van hire business, renting out vehicles to fellow blaggers to use on ...
Author: Peter Walsh
Publisher: Milo Books Ltd
Category: True Crime
Drug War is a landmark modern history: the first ever full account of the United Kingdom’s fight against the illegal importation of drugs. Packed with remarkable revelations and thrilling anecdotes, it tells for the first time the story of the high-level traffickers who drugged Britain, and the secretive organisation that tried to stop them: the Investigation Division of HM Customs and Excise. The ID’s elite officers waged a fifty-year battle to stem the tide of cannabis, cocaine and heroin arriving by land, air and sea, and to track, arrest and prosecute the smuggling gangs, both organised and chaotic, who turned an amateur pastime into a multi-billion-pound trade. The result of more than 100 unique interviews, many with insiders who have never spoken publicly, it is a ground-breaking account of one of the most vital subjects of our times. It begins with the UN Single Convention of 1961, intended to enshrine a worldwide ban on narcotics. Yet within five years the UK was on the cusp of a narco-boom, driven by immigrants from its former colonies and by the eruption of the youth counterculture. The insidious effect was to corrupt key areas of British life, including airport baggage and freight handlers at Heathrow Airport, dockers at the major ports and even the Drug Squad at New Scotland Yard. Drug War chronicles: the first major ‘barons’, including the brilliant laser scientist Dr Gurdev Singh Sangha; the rise of hippie traffickers such as the legendary Howard Marks, and the violent gangland syndicates that ultimately brushed them aside; the ongoing rivalry between police and Customs and how this often blighted the law enforcement response; the emergence of London’s first heroin godfather, Gigi Bekir, and how the Turkish state was complicit in flooding the country with smack; the heavyweight ‘untouchables’ who eventually streamlined the drug business, and the extraordinary covert methods employed against them; and how secret liaison with British and American spy agencies led to the biggest cocaine seizures ever, the motherships of the Colombian cartels. Concluding with the series of mishaps and scandals that ushered in the Serious Organised Crime Agency, Drug War is a ground-breaking account packed with unique revelations, personal testimony and fresh analysis.
the recipients of a bit of good fortune which had benefited quite a few London robbers back in the days when Miami Vice ... five-shot shotguns but small enough for concealment as they had a folding stock – perfect for armed robbery.
Author: Noel 'Razor' Smith
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: True Crime
Over the years, both inside and out (though mainly in) he met and associated with many armed robbers, and in Raiders he tells their amazing stories. Like Big Bad Bob, the Scotsman who raided bureaux de change 'armed' only with a water-pistol; Steve the Saint, who risked the best relationship of his life on one last big one in the West End and ended up getting a life sentence; and the members of the Little Firm who terrorized south London till their addictions got the better of them. The heyday of the armed bank robber may have passed as security has become all but watertight and sentences draconian. But there are some still prepared to risk it, for the thrills as well as the money. But be warned: if you are stupid enough to take up bank robbery as a career, you will be going to prison. It's odds on. Just read this book.
Not only ' why are all armed robbers from Kent ? ' and ' wouldn't it save time if the Flying Squad just relocated there permanently ? ' , but also ' how wise is it to try to buy stocks based on fundamentals , just days before ...
S. RANSOME Everybody keeps putting the bite on me for money I haven't got (1950). bitsy adjective mainly US = bitty ... you read about in the American Alpine Journal (2003). verb intr., orig military 3 To camp with little or no shelter.
Author: John Ayto
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Drawing on the unique resources of the Oxford English Dictionary and offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', Stone the Crows is the most lively and authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.
This dictionary and concise world encyclopedia in one volume includes up-to-the-minute words and phrases new to the language; 10,000 revised encyclopedic articles covering current affairs, science and technology, history, people and places, the arts, sports, and many other fields; and a chronology of world events and scientific achievement through the ages.
The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary is the first large-scale English dictionary especially prepared for New Zealand users. It has been compiled at the New Zealand Dictionary Centre in Wellington, and reflects both the New Zealand Dictionary Centre's research into New Zealand English and research into international English conducted by Oxford dictionary centres worldwide, especially the research for The Oxford English Dictionary . The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary contains over 100,000 definitions, including over 12,000 New Zealand entries and a wide range of encyclopedic information which provide information about the world, especially its notable persons and places. Also included are a series of Appendices which provide historical, geographical and other information, as well as sections on grammar and punctuation. The Appendices also include both the English and Maori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi and the national anthem, God Defend New Zealand.