Video of the day – WWII Edition

In honor of VE day (yesterday.)

Did you know that Vera Lynn is still alive? She was born in 1917; her birthday was in March.

Daily Mail:

Dame Vera Lynn’s We’ll Meet Again rang out across Britain tonight as it marked Victory in Europe Day with a national singalong.

NHS staff, pharmacists, transport workers, serving veterans and workers from across Britain’s industries all sang to the country following the Queen’s speech at 9pm.

They were joined by thousands of Britons on their doorsteps and in their homes.

While the moving tribute played on TV’s, neighbours joined one another to sing in the street, while others filmed themselves singing along at home.

An evening of VE Day-themed viewing on the BBC led up to an address by the Queen at 9pm, the exact time her father spoke to the nation 75 years ago.

We’ll Meet Again is considered one of the most poignant and inspiring songs of the Second World War, Dame Vera Lynn would sing it to soldiers as she travelled during the war.

The song title featured at the end of the Queen’s address to the nation during the early weeks of the coronavirus lockdown.

In an historic address, Her Majesty assured Britons: ‘Better days will return; we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again.’

Lyrics:

We’ll meet again
Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day
Keep smiling through
Just like you always do
‘Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away

So will you please say hello
To the folks that I know
Tell them I won’t be long
They’ll be happy to know
That as you saw me go
I was singing this song

We’ll meet again
Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day

We’ll meet again
Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day
Keep smiling through
Just like you always do
‘Til the blue skies
Drive the dark clouds far away
So will you please say hello
To the folks that I know
Tell them it won’t be long
They’ll be happy to know
That as you saw me go
I was singin’ this song

We’ll meet again
Don’t know where
Don’t know when
But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day

Songwriters: HUGHIE CHARLES, ROSS PARKER

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6 Responses to Video of the day – WWII Edition

  1. stella says:

    Short interview with Vera Lynn in 2013.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Lucille says:

    Stella, one of the comments at your posted video…”If this ain’t playing at my funeral I’m not going.”

    Love it! And Vera’s wonderful song!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Lucille says:

    I don’t think Vera would mind if I posted this video about her beloved homeland here…

    VE-Day Special – WW2 Air Raid Sirens Saving Lives 2020
    Mark Felton Productions

    Liked by 3 people

  4. auscitizenmom says:

    Nice. I always loved that song.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. czarowniczy says:

    And of course where so many of us knew it from:

    Liked by 1 person

  6. jeans2nd says:

    Never heard this song before (you all knew it had to be me, yes?). Thanks for introducing me to it.
    Hard to imagine what these people went through, right on the heels of WWI and the Great Depression.
    But they made it, as we, their progeny, can attest.

    Liked by 2 people

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