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Offline Laurie

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RIP Dame Vera
« on: June 18, 2020, 11:43:21 am »
Bowled out at 103', a great innings.
She only lived about a mile from me. I think it's going to get crowded round here soon.
RIP Dame Vera. A wonderful Lady.

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/2020-06-18/vera-lynn-dead-dies-well-meet-again/
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Re: RIP Dame Vera
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 12:08:25 pm »
It's hard to realise her importance to the fighting troops and to the civilians suffering the bombing and rocket attacks.  Let's not forget she made dangerous (in those days) journeys to theatres of war like Burma/Myanmar, India & Egypt to play live to forces on active service.
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Re: RIP Dame Vera
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2020, 04:55:39 pm »
I've been in them tunnels in the white cliffs when you look out towards France from a viewing platform it brings the reality of how close we were to being invaded.
Dame Vera boosted moral within our troops, she did a fine job.
Be at peace young lady 🙂

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Re: RIP Dame Vera
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2020, 07:07:44 pm »
A lot of people attending restaurants in London during the war complained about Whale Meat again though.

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Re: RIP Dame Vera
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2020, 10:02:50 pm »
Apparently there's going to be a clap organised to commemorate her passing.

Don't know where, don't know when...

Offline ZombieCake

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Re: RIP Dame Vera
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2020, 12:53:38 am »
Here's some wartime footage.


 

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