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Carl Chinn – The real ‘Peaky Blinders’

BBC’s new and popular drama ‘Peaky Blinders’ paints a picture of the notorious gangs in Birmingham following World War I and paints a picture of the city’s depravation. But who were the real Peaky Blinders?

Well known historian Professor Carl Chinn, Chair of Birmingham Community History at Birmingham University reveals the truth behind the drama.



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Carl Chinn – The real ‘Peaky Blinders’