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Keep smiling through : my wartime story

Author: Vera Lynn; Virginia Lewis-Jones
Publisher: Leicester : Thorpe, Charnwood, 2018.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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'I was just twenty-seven years old when I went to Burma. It was and experience that changed my life for ever. Up until that time, I had not really travelled anywhere at all, apart from one touring visit yo Holland wit 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.' Written with her daughter, Virginia Lewis-Jones, this is the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Personal narratives
Large type books
Personal narratives, British
Named Person: Vera Lynn; Vera Lynn
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Vera Lynn; Virginia Lewis-Jones
ISBN: 9781444838961 1444838962
OCLC Number: 1054363544
Target Audience: Adult.
Description: 288 pages (large print) ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Vera Lynn and Virginia Lewis-Jones.
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'I was just twenty-seven years old when I went to Burma. It was and experience that changed my life for ever. Up until that time, I had not really travelled anywhere at all, apart from one touring visit yo Holland wit 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.' Written with her daughter, Virginia Lewis-Jones, this is the story of the time Vera Lynn 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 Based in part on a diary she kept, alongside unpublished personal letters and photographs from surviving veterans and their families, it explores why this was such a life-defining event for her, and how her presence helped the people who heard her sing.

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