Dame Vera Lynn’s autobiography for just £4 at WHSmith stores
BORN Vera Welch on March 20, 1917 in London’s East End, Dame Vera Lynn’s career was set from an early age – along with her father, who also did a “turn” she sang in working men’s clubs from the age of just seven. Vera had a successful radio career with Joe Loss and Charlie Kunz in the 20s and 30s but it was during the Second World War that she captured the imagination of the public.
Her spirit, along with her ability to connect with the men fighting for their country and those left behind praying for their loved ones, made Vera the “Forces’ Sweetheart”.
Performing the songs that she will always be associated with, such as We’ll Meet Again and Yours, Vera toured Egypt, India and Burma to entertain the troops and bring them a sense of “back home”.
Her career flourished after the war, with hits in the US and the UK but Vera was never able to leave behind her wartime role. Still heavily involved with veteran and other charities, this is Dame Vera’s story – a vivid portrait of Britain at war and one woman who came to symbolise a nation. Take a copy of Some Sunny Day and the coupon to the till of any WHSmith high street store to claim your copy for just £4. See coupon for full terms and conditions.