In Pictures: The life of Dame Vera Lynn

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Dame Vera Lynn, who has died at the age of 103, found fame as the singing morale-booster for British troops – and those waiting at home for their return – during the Second World War.

Born in East Ham, east London, she rose to popularity with her patriotic songs, including We’ll Meet Again, The White Cliffs Of Dover and There’ll Always Be An England – earning her the nickname The Forces’ Sweetheart.

DAME VERA LYNN AT 90 Vera Lynn
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90 Vera Lynn
Dame Vera Lynn
Dame Vera Lynn
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90 VERA LYNN
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90 VERA LYNN
Dame Vera Lynn with Slade
Dame Vera Lynn with Slade
Dame Vera Lynn at 90
Dame Vera Lynn at 90
Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90 Dame Vera Lynn
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90 Dame Vera Lynn
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90 Imperial War Museum Exhibition
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90 Imperial War Museum Exhibition
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90 Dame Vera Lynn Dunkirk
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90 Dame Vera Lynn Dunkirk
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90 Spitfire Vera Lynn
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90 Spitfire Vera Lynn
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90 60th anniversary of VJ Day – Imperial War Museum
DAME VERA LYNN AT 90 60th anniversary of VJ Day – Imperial War Museum
Forces sweetheart Dame Vera turns 90
Forces sweetheart Dame Vera turns 90
Dame Vera Lynn
Dame Vera Lynn
Dame Vera Lynn book signing – London
Dame Vera Lynn book signing – London
O2 Silver Clef Awards 2010 – London
O2 Silver Clef Awards 2010 – London
Dame Vera Lynn 100th birthday
Dame Vera Lynn 100th birthday
VE Day 75th Anniversary
VE Day 75th Anniversary