Vera Lynn 1917 – 2020

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22 Responses to Vera Lynn 1917 – 2020

  1. C.L.

    I only hope “The Forces’ Sweetheart” – the title she treasured above all – wasn’t aware of the new war currently underway in Britain. If you told her on the day this footage was taken that she’d live to see a London statue of Winston Churchill boarded up in a box to protect it from fascist book burners and putschists, she wouldn’t have believed you.

    Vale, Dame Vera.

  2. mh

    If you told her on the day this footage was taken that she’d live to see a London statue of Winston Churchill boarded up in a box to protect it from fascist book burners and putschists, she wouldn’t have believed you.

    The Left will try to cancel Vera Lynn too.

    Everything must go.

  3. mh

    The Sun

    …Dame Vera was among almost 24 million other Britons who watched the Queen’s historic address on Sunday, April 5.

    Speaking from her home home in Ditchling, East Sussex, she told The Sun: “I watched the Queen’s speech which was wonderful, but I didn’t know that Her Majesty was going to finish up with the words, ‘We will meet again’.

    “I have met the Queen on a number of occasions.

    “You have to have something and someone that we can all look up to and rely on in times of trouble, and Her Majesty is that person.”

    The Queen’s moving words ended by her telling the nation: “We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return.

    “We will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.”

    The words left many Britons unashamedly in tears. And the song from which the final sentence came struck a chord with a new generation
    Dame Vera’s recording of We’ll Meet Again instantly began to shoot up the charts, rising 689 places to number 22 on the iTunes chart by Monday afternoon
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  4. Infidel Tiger King

    And in fitting with modern Britain, no one will be allowed to attend her funeral except to protest and desecrate her grave.

  5. Astrid van den Akker-Luttmer

    I love her voice and still play her music!!!

  6. P

    Appeared in the first ever UK singles chart in November 1952 & peaked at #10.
    It performed rather better in the USA becoming a #1 hit there.

  7. wal1957

    My all time favourite is We’ll Meet Again.

  8. My grandmother sang this. In 1942 no-one knew how the war would end.

    [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovfQjR3iU-A&w=994&h=559%5D

  9. vlad

    I hope we’ll all meet again.

  10. Old School Conservative

    The Left will try to cancel Vera Lynn too.

    Quite right mh.
    They will be gunning for the “White Cliffs of Dover” before tomorrow’s papers are printed.

  11. iamok

    I hope she has found where and when now. What a legend RIP

  12. mh

    “White Cliffs of Dover”

    Little bit racist. 👌

  13. Professor Fred Lenin

    A very fine woman of great dignity , I remeber hearing her sing when I was a child , everyone loved Vera , she gave hope in desparate times . May her memory live on .

  14. P

    Vera Lynn connected with the ordinary people. She was one of them and her songs resonated with this.

    A plumber´s daughter, Vera Margaret Welch was born on March 20, 1917, in London´s blue-collar East Ham neighborhood.
    She took her stage name from her grandmother´s maiden name. She started singing in social clubs at age 7 and dropped out of school by 11 when she started touring Britain with a traveling variety show. By 17 she was a band singer, and at 21 – when the war started – she was a known performer.

    Breitbart London – 18 Jun 2020

  15. Ellie

    What a beautiful voice.

    RIP

  16. Diogenes

    A very fine woman of great dignity , I remeber hearing her sing when I was a child , everyone loved Vera , she gave hope in desparate times . May her memory live on .

    Even when she was in her 60’s she could still belt it out. Saw her at Shellharbour Workers club in the early 80s. The sound system was turned right down and you could hear her every note & syllable even in the audience singalongs, unlike her support act

  17. Pedro the Loafer

    Quoted on social media:

    “If you thought you heard thunder in the heavens today, it wasn’t so. The sound you heard was a standing ovation from her legions of soldiers as she entered through the Pearly Gates”.

    Vale, Dame Vera.

  18. visions

    My favourite was “white cliffs of dover” – Churchill, Thatcher, Lynn – gee we need them today. She was here in 1980 and wowed them

  19. Squirrel

    Amongst the gems in the tributes run in TV news reports was the clip of the VE Day 50th anniversary celebrations – the Queen Mother on the Buckingham Palace balcony, with her daughters at her side, singing along with Dame Vera.

  20. P

    Amongst the gems in the tributes run in TV news reports was the clip of the VE Day 50th anniversary celebrations – the Queen Mother on the Buckingham Palace balcony, with her daughters at her side, singing along with Dame Vera.

    Here ’tis I think
    https://youtu.be/WJqbdfWWO00?t=187

  21. Annie

    @P: Thankyou for that link; very enjoyable.

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