London Blackout, February 1944...

These pictures were taken by LIFE Magazine photographer David E. Scherman in and around Piccadilly, London, during the wartime Blackout, February 1944.

7 comments to London Blackout, February 1944…

  • VonsterVon

    flipping amazing images…love Phylis…woo woo! love the lovers and the poor soldier who banged his head. really want to download some of these to keep…how do I do that again Mr R?

  • Here you go V, use this link and see the related images…

  • Iain H

    Oh my! You can hear the big bands playing so clearly to that set of pictures. Absolutely fascinating - there’s such an air of surreptitiousness that pervades the pictures, simply due to the blackout. I wonder if anyone has any colour pictures from the era - would there have been problems taking colour images without any light sources at night?

  • Ray Martin

    Great pictures. I love the unbridled joy of the girl dancing the jitterbug

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  • Corporate photographer London

    The covent garden opera house shot is an amazing glimpse back- is it still around? Grant

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