Music is a universal language, says Dame Vera Lynn

Dame Vera Lynn: “We will always have close ties with the rest of Europe”

Dame Vera Lynn became a star when her songs of wistful love and patriotism became popular in Britain during World War Two. 

She is now 102 and, as a Connexion reader, was moved to see our report of a concert in Saint-Sever-Calvados, in Normandy, by New Zealand singer Vicky Lee. It featured her songs and she had given it her backing.

The village had organised a memorial to seven allied airmen who died nearby in three separate crashes and fights against the Germans.

Her daughter Virginia contacted Connexion to pass on her appreciation. 

Dame Vera, who is now hard of hearing, told Connexion by ...

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