World War II Sweetheart Vera Lynn Dead At 103

Written by | June 18, 2020 9:08 am | No Comments


“There’ll be bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover…”

With Winston Churchill up to his neck in blood, sweat, and tears,  the forces sweetheart Vera Lynn (who died today at the age of 103)barely in her twenties, was performing for the armed forces during WW2, and recording national anthems “(There’ll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs Of Dover” and “We’ll Meet Again”.

After the war she continued recording and performing, with two hits in the US including “Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart” in 1958. In 2017 she released a greatest hits celebrating her centennial and hit the UK charts once more.

A just about spotless career, she has had less controversy over 103 years than most artists manage with an average tweet, she was so dignified that in 2007 she sued a right wing group in the UK for using “Dover”. She is why English people still think they are God’s chosen.

Here is The Guardian’s obituary


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