Dame Vera Lynn, DBE (born Vera Margaret Welch on 20 March 1917), widely known as The Forces' Sweetheart is an English singer, songwriter and actress whose musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during the Second World War. During the war she toured Egypt, India and Burma, giving outdoor concerts for the troops. The songs most associated with her are We'll Meet Again, The White Cliffs of Dover, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square and There'll Always Be an England. She remained popular after the war, appearing on radio and television in the UK and the United States and recording such hits as Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart and her UK Number one single My Son, My Son. In 2009 she became the oldest living artist to make it to No. 1 on the British album chart, at the age of 92. She has devoted much time and energy to charity work connected with ex-servicemen, disabled children and breast cancer. She is still held in great affection by veterans of the Second World War and in 2000 was named the Briton who best exemplified the spirit of the twentieth century (source:

Vera Lynn


  • 1949 Sincerely Yours
  • 1955 Vera Lynn Concert
  • 1956 If I Am Dreaming
  • 1958 The Wonderful World of Nursery Rhymes
  • 1959 Vera Lynn Sings...Songs Of The Tuneful Twenties
  • 1960 Sing With Vera
  • 1960 Yours
  • 1961 As Time Goes By
  • 1962 Hits of the Blitz
  • 1963 The Wonderful Vera Lynn
  • 1964 Among My Souvenirs
  • 1966 More Hits of the Blitz
  • 1969 Good Night/The Fool on the Hill
  • 1970 Hits of the 60's-My Way
  • 1972 Unforgettable Songs by Vera Lynn
  • 1972 Favourite Sacred Songs
  • 1974 Vera Lynn Remembers - The World at War
  • 1976 Christmas with Vera Lynn
  • 1977 Vera Lynn in Nashville
  • 1979 Thank You For the Music (I Sing The Songs)
  • 1981 Singing To the World
  • 1984 Vera Lynn Remembers
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