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Vera Lynn to release new album at the age of 97

1 of 1 Vera Lynn has an album due out just before the 70th anniversary of D-Day
Vera Lynn has an album due out just before the 70th anniversary of D-Day

Legendary British singer Vera Lynn is to release a new album at the age of 97.

Best known for raising British spirits during World War II with songs such as We'll Meet Again and The White Cliffs of Dover, Lynn's latest collection of songs will be released on June 2.

Classic songs will appear alongside previously unreleased material on Vera Lynn: National Treasure - The Ultimate Collection, which marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Normandy landings by the Allied Forces of the UK, USA and Canada.

“I think it's wonderful that my songs are still enjoyed, especially if it encourages people to commemorate what happened 70 years ago,” Lynn said in a statement.

“It's moving for me to relive those days, and humbling to know that people still think of me. After all, it was simply my duty to keep singing.”

Over 40 songs will be included on the album, including some that were previously only available on vinyl.

Decca announced that the songs have been re-mastered, with some being transferred ‘from the original un-played source’.

Lynn's last collection We'll Meet Again reached number one on the UK chart in 2009, making the then-92-year-old the oldest living artist to hit the top spot in that country.

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