Vera Lynn, singer of the Allied Forces of World War II, died at 103

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Vera Lynn, the British singer whose songs gave hope to Allied troops during the Second World War, died Thursday at 103 years of age.

“The family is deeply saddened to announce the death of one of the most beloved British artists at the age of 103,” the singer’s family said in a statement. “Dame Vera Lynn, who lived in Ditchling, East Sussex, died earlier today. , June 18, 2020, surrounded by his close family. “

Lynn was best known for her songs “The White Cliffs of Dover” and “We Will Meet”, the latter serving as a melody in the final cut for the famous Stanley Kubrick film, “Dr. Strangelove”.

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Singer Vera Lynn poses in front of Buckingham Palace after being invested with a lady commander of the British Empire on December 2, 1975. The family of the Second World War forces, darling Vera Lynn, says that she has died . Her death was reported on Thursday, June 18, 2020. She was 103 years old. (PA via AP, File)

She has been described as the “darling of the forces” when her songs reached millions while echoing messages of optimism to soldiers and civilians returning home during the war.

Lynn spent her wartime years entertaining troops, performing in hospitals and military camps, even going to India and Burma.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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