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The Peaky Blinders were an urban street gang based in Birmingham, England, that operated from the end of the 19th century until the start of First World War. The group, which grew out the harsh economic deprivations of working class Britain, was largely comprised of young unemployed men. They derived social power from robbery, violence, political influence and the control of gambling. Members of this gang wore a signature outfit that included tailored jackets, lapel overcoats, button waistcoats, silk scarves, bell-bottom trousers, leather boots, and peaked flat caps. The gang was highly organised with its own systems of hierarchy.
The Blinders dominance came about from beating rivals such as the "Sloggers" who they fought for "territory" in Birmingham and its surrounding districts. They held control for nearly twenty years until 1910 when a larger gang, the Birmingham Boys led by Billy Kimber, overtook them. However, even though had disappeared by the 1930s, their name the "Peaky Blinders" became synonymous as slang for any street gang in Birmingham.
In 2013 the name was reused for a TV BBC series entitled the Peaky Blinders. The series, which stars Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson and Joe Cole, is a crime story about a fictional crime family operating in Birmingham just after World War I.