The Forces sweetheart personally signed Queens Birthday FDC - DAME VERA LYNN
The Forces sweetheart personally signed Queens Birthday FDC -
DAME VERA LYNN
Superb Benham FDC special Westminster Abbey cancel 16th April 1996.
Dame Vera Lynn, DBE (born Vera Margaret Welch on 20 March 1917) is an English singer-songwriter and actress whose musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during World War II.
During the war she toured Egypt, India and Burma, giving outdoor concerts for the troops. She became known, and is still referred to, as "The Forces Sweetheart"; the songs most associated with her are "Well Meet Again", "The White Cliffs of Dover" and "Therell Always Be an England".
She remained popular after the war, appearing on radio and television in the UK and the United States and recording such hits as "Auf Wiedersehn Sweetheart" and "My Son, My Son".
In 2009 she became the oldest living artist to make it to No. 1 on the British album chart, at the age of 92.She has devoted much time and energy to charity work connected with ex-servicemen, disabled children and breast cancer. She is still held in great affection by veterans of the Second World War and in 2000 was named the Briton who best exemplified the spirit of the twentieth century.
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