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Happy 100th birthday, Vera Lynn

A projection wishing singer and war time sweetheart Vera Lynn a happy birthday is projected on to the cliffs at Dover, Britain, yesterday. Vera Lynn, who entertained British troops during World War II with songs that captured a longing for home and peace, was honored on her 100th birthday yesterday with her image projected onto the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. Known as the Forces’ Sweetheart, Lynn struck a chord with soldiers fighting overseas and with the public back in Britain with “We’ll Meet Again” and other songs that gave voice to many Britons’ hopes and fears about the conflict with Nazi Germany. — Reuters

A projection wishing singer and war time sweetheart Vera Lynn a happy birthday is projected on to the cliffs at Dover, Britain, yesterday. Vera Lynn, who entertained British troops during World War II with songs that captured a longing for home and peace, was honored on her 100th birthday yesterday with her image projected onto the iconic White Cliffs of Dover. Known as the Forces’ Sweetheart, Lynn struck a chord with soldiers fighting overseas and with the public back in Britain with “We’ll Meet Again” and other songs that gave voice to many Britons’ hopes and fears about the conflict with Nazi Germany. — Reuters

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