Today, Piccadilly Circus in London is a never ending hub of activity and light. But during the Second World War, it was a very different place all together. As part of Britain’s defense strategy, London turned its lights out to prevent German bombers from navigating their way round the city via its famous landmarks. These pictures were taken by LIFE Magazine photographer David E. Scherman in and around Piccadilly, London, during the wartime Blackout, February 1944.
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