Monday, 20 March 2017

dame Vera Lynn

'Happy 100th birthday to the forces sweetheart Vera Lynn'
This beautiful lady was the sunshine for many forces personnel on some very dark days....
The white cliffs of Dover celebrated in the 1942 wartime song made famous by Dame Vera Lynn will have her image projected onto them to mark her 100th birthday.

The Forces' sweetheart to be projected on the white cliffs of Dover
A 350ft image of Dame Vera, who is affectionately known as The Forces' Sweetheart, will also mark the release of her new album, Vera Lynn 100.    ( as reported by Sky News )
Dame Vera Margaret Lynn CH DBE OStJ (née Welch; born 20 March 1917[1]), widely known as "the Forces' Sweetheart", is an English singer, songwriter and actress. Her musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during the Second World War.
During the war she toured EgyptIndia, and Burma as part of ENSA, giving outdoor concerts for the troops. The songs most associated with her are "We'll Meet Again", "The White Cliffs of Dover", "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "There'll Always Be an England".
She remained popular after the war, appearing on radio and television in the UK and the US and recording such hits as "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" and her UK Number one single "My Son, My Son". Her last single, "I Love This Land", was released to mark the end of the Falklands War. In 2009, at age 92, she became the oldest living artist to top the UK Albums Chart.[2]
She has devoted much time and energy to charity work connected with ex-servicemen, disabled children, and breast cancer. She is held in great affection by veterans of the Second World War to this day and in 2000 was named the Briton who best exemplified the spirit of the 20th century.[3]
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
Related image

No comments:

Post a Comment