Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Mike Hansgen (K8RAT), who shares the following news about Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday:
(Source: The Mirror)
The face which inspired hope to a nation during the dark days of WW2 will once again light up the White Cliffs of Dover.
Forces Sweetheart Vera Lynn turns 100 today with a special tribute to the singer and the song she made famous…They’ll be Bluebirds Over The White Cliffs of Dover.
A 150ft image of the inspiring Vera is being projected onto the iconic white cliffs in Kent as she becomes the first centurion to release an album! [Continue reading…]
“It is March 20, the 100th birthday of the wonderful Forces Sweetheart. Remember her boys who flew the Spitfires and the Lancasters. Remember her boys at Arnhem.
Remember them all.”
Mike knows I’m a WWII buff and also a fan of Dame Lynn.
Indeed, back in 2015, I recorded The White Cliffs of Dover being played through my WWII era Scott Marine Radio Model SLR-M in honor of Memorial Day. If you missed it, click here to enjoy a little tribute to the Forces Sweetheart.
Wish I could be in Dover tonight to see the white cliffs–! Happy Birthday, Dame Lynn.
Mike also suggests this excellent pictorial timeline tribute to Vera Lynn via the BBC website.
YouTube of Dame Vera Lynn at the Royal Albert Hall London, November 7 2009.
The video has a short interview with Dame Vera Lynn and a song We’ll Meet Again started by Hayley Westenra and ending with a video of Dame Vera Lynn finishing the song. It’s hard to imagine today what it would be like being part of the greatest generation who ever lived.
BBCWS Global News podcast had an interesting segment on this subject today, 20 Mar 2017. I enjoyed reading your article.