Dame Vera Lynn provided much needed moral for the people of Britain during the Second World War - and today she was repaid with a touching and a fitting tribute at the White Cliffs of Dover. - From Mail Online
Asked if she had any advice on getting older, Dame Vera, who made her stage debut at the age of seven, offered: 'Be active to your full capabilities, keep interested, read books, watch television and try and keep in touch with life and what people are doing, seeing and enjoying.' Talking about her work to entertain the troops and boost morale, she said: 'It was wonderful to be able to do something in those times' and she added: 'I'm glad it helped them to hold on to home.' War veterans, WWII reenactors, 1940s singers and supporters of the Dame Vera Lynn's Children's Charity gathered at the White Cliffs of Dover today in order to mark the national treasure's milestone birthday.
From 1935 she was singing on radio with the famous Joe Loss band and then in 1937 she started to sing with the Ambrose Orchestra, which played in West End nightclubs like the Cafe Royal and the Mayfair.
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