We Meet Again
Vera Lynn was one of the most beloved singers in England -- for a lot of reasons, but in particular her recording of "We'll Meet Again" during WWII was renowned.
Here it is, which I post for a reason which I'll get to in a moment.
The reason is because it turns out that Vera Lynn is still alive at the age of 98.
And here she is singing "We'll Meet Again"...just five years ago, when when was 93.
This is from a TV interview in 2010. It's a little disconcerting to have the interviewer, Marlies Claasen, singing but I suspect that that was necessary sort as a prompt to get Dame Vera to sing along. She doesn't seem at all reticent, and in fact appears quite happy to join along -- I just get the sense that she wouldn't likely have done it on her own.
(The subtitles come from this being done for Dutch television. The country was honoring people who helped liberate the country in 1945. And though Vera Lynn of course didn't do that, her voice and this song were part of the soundtrack of that effort.)
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Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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