Singer Vera Lynn, voice of hope in wartime Britain, dies at 103
18 Jun 2020
Vera Lynn receives applause from the audience and fellow performer Cliff Richard during a concert.
Singer Vera Lynn, who became a symbol of hope in Britain during World War Two and more recently during the coronavirus pandemic with her song "We'll Meet Again", has died at the age of 103, British media reported on Thursday.
Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (L) and Dame Vera Lynn (R) attend a reception.
Known as the Forces' Sweetheart, Lynn struck a chord with soldiers fighting overseas and with the public back in Britain with songs such as "The White Cliffs of Dover" that gave voice to the hopes and fears about the conflict with Nazi Germany.
Singer Vera Lynn poses outside Buckingham Palace after being invested a Dame Commander of the British Empire.
To mark her 100th birthday in 2017, a giant image of Lynn as a young woman was projected on to the White Cliffs and a new album was released.
Lynn, who had continued to make public appearances in later life, was back in the news earlier this year when Queen Elizabeth used words from her famous song to tell the country "We will meet again" during a very rare broadcast to the nation to address the coronavirus outbreak