3182187 Obituary: Dame Vera Lynn, England ' s favorite
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Dame Vera Lynn , who died at the Age Of 103, in the United Kingdom in times of war Forces' Sweetheart, and remained one of the country's most powerful symbols of resilience and Hope .
With songs such as " We will meet again and The White cliffs of Dover, She inspired both the troops abroad and the civilians At Home during the second World War .
As The British cities attacked, her wistful songs, with their messages of longing and optimism, heard in millions of homes.
" And 75 years later, the country turned back to her, how to test it against another star.
She was born Vera Margaret Welch on 20. In March 1917, in the London district of East Ham , The Daughter of a plumber.
She discovered her talent for singing at an early age and performing in the local clubs was when She was seven. By The Time She was 11, She had a revue to leave the school for a full-time career as a dancer and singer in a touring music-hall.
She had adopted a new stage name, Vera Lynn , borrowing her grandmother's maiden name. regularly the consignment of Britain's biggest bands in The 1930S ,
are you a soloist at the Age Of 16, fronting a series of bands That were still in the noble musical traditions in The Face of an onslaught of be-bop and jazz.
Lynn was reserved, in contrast to many singing stars of The Day , and your gentle persona would quickly flatter your audience.
her broadcasting debut came in 1935, singing with the Joe Loss Orchestra, which led to regular radio appearances, and expands your circle of fans.
intervened But , in 1939, The War . As a family, the Prime Minister , Neville Chamberlain , Oh gathered around the wireless to hear the announcement That great Britain is remembered in The War with Germany, Lynn made me think: "bang goes my career. "National tonic
But if you work voluntarily for The War , She was told The Best thing She could do was continue to be an entertainer.
This has been reinforced, as in a 1939 survey by the Daily Express , She was elected by the soldiers as their favorite entertainer, and gathered their forces' sweetheart nickname.
In the same year, She sang first of all, We'll Meet Again, The Song That More Than any other, in connection with the second World War . She thought it was important to bring a touch of home to the troops
the underlying message of Hope -That the displaced families, finally, would again be United After The Conflict - struck a chord with the troops abroad and their families At Home .
your down-to-earth style quickly established as a crowd favourite antidote to the misery of The Blackout and the flash.
With appearances at the London Palladium and the Holborn Empire, Vera Lynn proved to be a national tonic in The Anxious days at the beginning of The War .
In 1941, She married musician Harry Lewis . "I don't think I thought about him a lot," She said later. "He courted me with Chewing Gum . "But The Union over six decades until his death. Lewis was also her manager.
it was to your own radio program-and, thanks to The Bbc short-wave transmitter, could be heard all over The World .
Lynn spent to entertain the years of The War , the troops, performing in hospitals and army camps, and trips to India and Burma. They stayed in tents, grass huts, and "went for God knows how long without a bath".
From her travels to such a threatening area, She explained: "It was so important to have entertainment for The Boys . " Bing Crosby was one of the many stars who appeared on their BBC-TV-shows
Vera Lynn ' s success has continued, even in times of peace, and in 1952 She became The First British artist to have a Number One hit In America with The Song good-bye, Sweetheart.
And Two years later, had their only British Number One single with " My Son, My Son.
you never retired and was always happy to go new ways, especially with a cover of Abba's Thank You For The Music . It was clear, however, That The Public , including those born Long After The War , wanted to hear them perform their classic songs.
In 2009, at the Age Of 92, Lynn is the oldest living artist to top the UK album Charts, outselling both the Arctic Monkeys and The Beatles , with whom they jointly made The Top 10. was
The Singer had a more realistic approach to their fame. "I don't live in The Past ," She once said, "even though I never allowed to forget it. "heart-rending to meet
As well as frequent appearances at veterans, Lynn was a tireless charity worker for hundreds of organizations. In 1992, She founded The Dame Vera Lynn school for parents and handicapped children.
In 2005, the speech, She said: "We should always Remember , we should never forget and we should teach The Children to Remember . " appeared on the stage during the 60-year-anniversary memorial ceremony for the FIVE-day 2005
In 1976, Lynn was made a dame in 2000, She was named the Briton who best The Spirit of the 20Th Century .
A great friend of other war-idol, The Queen -mother, Dame Vera made her last public singing performance in front of her in 1995.
The Place was Buckingham Palace , and thousands of people had gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The End of The War .
The Singer was also in its eighth decade, But still a heart deliver a ripping melody. This photo was released on Dame Vera's 103rd Birthday in March
Twenty-five years later, the impression of Dame Vera songs, and of the contribution was to be shown as deeply as ever. The UK faced a new Crisis - and a virus, rather than a foreign army, was the enemy This Time .
In a televised address in April, The Queen shows Dame Vera in times of war message-insured families and friends called were separated, while the Corona-Virus pandemic: "We meet us again. "
Only Two Weeks earlier, Dame Vera had to find a message on your 103rd Birthday , calling on The British public, "moments of pleasure" in these "Hard Times ".
Then in may, We Meet Again was used during the final of The Bbc 's coverage of the 75th anniversary of VE Day. Dame Vera appeared in a virtual duet with Katherine Jenkins , while key persons, also joined in The Song .
The led is an album That has been released for your 100-year-old Birthday , with the contributions of younger singers, including: Alfie Boe , Alexander Armstrong and Cynthia Erivo -
After a lifetime in the service of their country, Dame Vera is still held was, as the embodiment of The Best of The British Spirit .