Skip to comments.Dame Vera Lynn: Forces' Sweetheart dies aged 103
Posted on 06/18/2020 3:34:57 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps
Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces' Sweetheart whose songs helped raise morale in World War Two, has died aged 103.
The singer's family confirmed she died on Thursday morning surrounded by her close relatives.
"The family are deeply saddened to announce the passing of one of Britain's best-loved entertainers at the age of 103," a statement said.
Dame Vera was best known for performing for the troops during WW2 in countries including India and Egypt.
Her family said information on a memorial will be announced at a later date.
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"We'll meet again
Don't know where
Don't know when
But I know we'll meet again some sunny day..."
There is something haunting, yet upbeat about that song.
Sweetly nostalgic of a different time.
RIP Vera Lynn.
Vera Lynn - I’ll Be Seeing You
Vera Lynn - We’ll Meet Again
Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that we would meet again
Some sunny day?
What has become of you?
Does anybody else in here feel the way I do?
May she rest in everlasting peace.
Having lived through some of that time - it makes me tear up. And remains true to this day - war is still war about which it spoke.
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This young woman went to Burma to sing for the British troops in WWII. She went by herself, no troupe, in Jap infested jungle and near the front line to boost British morale. She was very brave. God Bless he memory.
Yes. You put it well. It was a terrible, terrible time, but...there is something about that particular song, sung in her voice, that pulls at my heart even though I wasn’t even born yet.
Wow. I nearly spit on the floor when I saw that name...
I didn’t know that. That was apparently a tough theater to serve in, too.
RIP. God Bless her for bringing solace to so many during troubled times.
Go to Youtube, there is a 1 hour bio on her and her career before, during, and after the War. She was a British hero.
I remember all those hundreds of wonderful people that I knew now gone, each and every one.
Rest in Peace, Vera - and thanks for all the memories.
I used to do a Vera Lynn Medley when I played at the Veteran’s Homes. I loved her and so did the troops.
She is still one of my all-time favorites.
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