Beloved WWII songstress Vera Lynn to release new album – at age 100

Beloved WWII songstress Vera Lynn to release new album – at age 100
Dr. Strangelove atomic bomb sequence: Vera Lynn's most iconic Cold War moment?

[Ed. – No, she didn’t record new material for it.  See below.  Vera Lynn may be best known to Americans for her song “We’ll meet again,” which was used as the soundtrack for the atomic bomb sequence at the end of the 1964 Stanley Kubrick movie Dr. Strangelove.]

Renowned World War II singer Vera Lynn will celebrate her next birthday by becoming the first singer in history to release a new album at age 100, her record label said on Thursday.

“Vera Lynn 100” will feature Lynn’s original vocals set to re-orchestrated versions of some of her most famous songs including “The White Cliffs of Dover” and “Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart.”

The album is being released on March 17, three days before the singer’s milestone birthday.

“It’s truly humbling that people still enjoy these songs from so many years ago, reliving the emotions of that time,” Lynn said in a statement released by Decca Records. …

Known as the “forces’ sweetheart”, Lynn famously boosted troops’ morale during World War II, travelling thousands of miles to Egypt, India and Myanmar to entertain soldiers with her songs.

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