Vera Lynn

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Vera Lynn secretly ordered to sing at Queen’s 16th birthday
Previously unseen letter insists on strict secrecy over command performance for then-Princess Elizabeth

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

08, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Tom Jones, 80, becomes oldest man to top UK album chart
Welsh singer says he is ‘forever grateful’ for achievement but remains 12 years behind Vera Lynn’s all-time benchmark

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

30, Apr, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Sculpture of Dame Vera Lynn planned for cliffs of Dover
Family announce memorial for singer who died last year aged 103

Molly Blackall

20, Mar, 2021 @5:06 PM

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Talk to your child about porn. No one else will do it, or should | Barbara Ellen
Parents have a responsibility to protect their young from increasingly explicit online content

Barbara Ellen

20, Jun, 2020 @4:30 PM

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The night I watched Vera Lynn with Marlene Dietrich | Nancy Banks-Smith
The wartime sweetheart crooned on stage while the formidable actress slapped her breeches with a riding whip in the wings. Fifty years later, I’m still trying to get my head around it

Nancy Banks-Smith

19, Jun, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Vera Lynn's soaring voice gave Britons hope when hope was most scarce | Joan Bakewell
Lynn’s songs of optimism and love exemplified the very best of what we thought ourselves to be, writes Joan Bakewell

Joan Bakewell

18, Jun, 2020 @4:18 PM

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We'll Meet Again: how toxic nostalgia twisted Vera Lynn's pop masterpiece
The song’s magic lay in its poignancy – the very quality that has led to Britain’s parochial obsession with the second world war

Luke Turner

18, Jun, 2020 @3:24 PM

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Vera Lynn: the best of the wartime spirit, not its continuation by other means | Stephen Moss
Despite the flag-waving that accompanied the ‘forces’ sweetheart’ at commemorative events, her songs encapsulate fellowship and battling through rather than jingoism

Stephen Moss

18, Jun, 2020 @2:10 PM

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Dame Vera Lynn, singer and 'forces' sweetheart', dies aged 103
Much-loved entertainer, whose voice brought Britain together during the second world war, has died

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Jun, 2020 @10:45 AM

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Dame Vera Lynn obituary
Singer known as the ‘Forces Sweetheart’ whose recordings of We’ll Meet Again and The White Cliffs of Dover shaped the national mood in wartime Britain

Dave Laing

18, Jun, 2020 @10:11 AM

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Solemnity and celebration as Britain pays VE Day tribute to war generation
On doorsteps and in living rooms people bow their heads as royal family and RAF lead commemorations

Caroline Davies

08, May, 2020 @3:41 PM

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VE Day 75 timetable: Prince Charles to lead event with two-minute silence
Prince will read from George VI’s diary, followed by doorstep singalong, Churchill speech and Captain Tom documentary

Caroline Davies

07, May, 2020 @5:22 PM

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