Keep Smiling Through : My Wartime Story Hardback
In the year of her 100th birthday, Dame Vera Lynn's fascinating and life-affirming wartime memoir from the forces' sweetheart's of her adventures entertaining the troops in far-flung Burma. 'I was just twenty-seven years old when I went to Burma.
It was an experience that changed my life for ever. Up until that time I had not really travelled anywhere at all, apart from one touring visit to Holland with a band I was singing with before the war, and I had certainly never been in an aeroplane.
But I wanted to make a difference, to do my bit.'And she did. Written with her daughter, Virginia Lewis-Jones this is a powerful and life-affirming account of the time she spent with troops in wartime Burma.
Based, in part on a diary she kept, alongside unpublished personal letters and photographs from surviving veterans and their families, it explores why it was such a life-defining event for her and shows how her presence helped the soldiers, airmen and others who heard her sing.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 14/11/2017
- Category: Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
- ISBN: 9781780898346
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