She is best known for her recording of the popular song " We'll Meet Again ", written by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles ;  the nostalgic lyrics "We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when, but I know we'll meet again some sunny day" were very popular during the war and made the song one of its emblematic hits.
During the Phoney War , the Daily Express asked British servicemen to name their favourite musical performers: Vera Lynn came out on top and as a result became known as "the Forces' Sweetheart". In , during the darkest days of the Second World War, Lynn began her own radio programme, Sincerely Yours , sending messages to British troops serving abroad. Lynn also visited hospitals to interview new mothers and send personal messages to their husbands overseas.
In she appeared in the film We'll Meet Again. The album itself was a follow-up to Hits of the Blitz produced by Norman Newell. In March she went to Shamshernagar airfield in Bengal to entertain the troops before the Battle of Kohima.
Her host and lifelong friend Captain Bernard Holden recalled "her courage and her contribution to morale". Lynn's " Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart " in became the first record by a British performer to top the charts in the United States,  remaining there for nine weeks. Her popularity continued in the s, peaking with " My Son, My Son ", a number-one hit in  which she co-wrote with Gordon Melville Rees.
The Royal Variety Performance included appearances by Vera Lynn on four occasions: , , and In she received an honorary doctorate from the Memorial University of Newfoundland. She was made a Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau in The film Dr. The Wall Live — In it was announced that one of the, then under construction, two new boats for the Woolwich Ferry service would be named Dame Vera Lynn in her honour. In Lynn joined a PETA campaign against pigeon racing , stating that the sport was "utterly cruel".
This is stated to have been her last known public performance,  although she sang again on the evening of the same day in the public concert in Hyde Park. In her speech Lynn said: "These boys gave their lives and some came home badly injured, and for some families life would never be the same. We should always remember, we should never forget, and we should teach the children to remember.
Lynn published her autobiography, Some Sunny Day , in Her lawyer claimed the album seemed to link Lynn, who does not align with any political party, to the party's views by association. In September , at the age of 92, Lynn became the oldest living artist to make it to number 1 in the British album chart.
In August Lynn was one of public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian opposing Scottish independence in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue. In February it was announced that Lynn would be releasing a new LP entitled Vera Lynn through Decca Records , to be released three days before her th birthday on 17 March Enter your e-mail address to receive a weekly list of new Vera Lynn items.
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MacMelodies publication in good condition, discoloured and slight tears to pages, but suitable for purpose. Oscar Hammerstein 2nd and Sigmund Words and music by Joe Lubin, Jos. Next day dispatch guaranteed. This advert is located in and around Chelmsford, Essex. In her speech Lynn said, "These boys gave their lives and some came home badly injured, and for some families life would never be the same.
We should always remember, we should never forget, and we should teach the children to remember. At the end of the interview she sang a verse from "We'll Meet Again," at Castle's request. Her lawyer claimed the album seemed to link Lynn, who does not align with any political party, to the party's views by association. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.
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