From September 1940 to May 1941 London was systematically bombed by the German Luftwaffe causing numerous deaths and widespread damage. After the "Blitz", the Nazis continued to conduct smaller scale air raids which resulted in blackouts across the city. During the course of a week in February 1942 a vicious killer preyed on the women of London, taking advantage of the blackouts to strangle and mutilate his victims in much the same manner as Jack the Ripper. After several failed assaults led to his capture, Gordon Cummins was considered an unlikely murder suspect. But his trial would prove he was a depraved spree killer who used the bombing raids as a cover to carry out his sickening attacks.
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