Dame Vera Lynn returns to the album charts

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The Independent Culture

Dame Vera Lynn, the forces' sweetheart who kept the nation's morale up during the Second World War, is back in the charts for the first time in half a century.

The album, We'll Meet Again – The Very Best of Vera Lynn, was released to coincide with the 70th anniversary on Thursday of Britain's declaration of war against Germany. "I am extremely excited and delighted to be back in the charts after all these years," said Dame Vera after hearing it had reached No 20 in the album list.

It made the 92-year-old singer the oldest living artist to have made it into the top 20. Her last chart recording was in the 1950s.