Dame Vera Lynn: The Forces' Sweetheart turns 100

When she became Eleven, Vera took her grandmother’s maiden identify of Lynn as a stage title. She had no formal singing lessons as a child – and only one as an grownup. She said: “I Thought I may extend my vary however when the teacher heard me sing she said ‘I can not educate that voice, it’s now not a natural voice.’. So I mentioned: ‘Well thanks very a lot madam’, and left.”

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