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Vera Lynn

English singer and actress

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Vera Lynn: English singer and actress
Dame Vera Margaret Lynn was an English singer, songwriter and entertainer whose musical recordings and performances were very popular during the Second World War. She was widely referred to as the "Forces' Sweetheart" and gave outdoor concerts for the troops in Egypt, India and Burma during the war as part of Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA). The songs most associated with her are "We'll Meet Again", "(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover", "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "There'll Always Be an England".


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The singer of We’ll Meet Again, who entertained British troops in World War Two, has died.
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Dame Vera Lynn dies at age 103

Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces' Sweetheart whose songs helped raise morale in World War Two, has died aged 103
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'We'll meet again': Nation sings along to Vera Lynn for VE day anniversary

'Keep smiling through, just like you always do'
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VE Day: Dame Vera Lynn says 'hope remains' in message

The singer says "bravery and sacrifice still define our nation" ahead of the 75th anniversary.
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