Keep Smiling Through
Vera Lynn/Virginia Lewis-Jones
- ISBN: 9781444838961
'I WAS JUST TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD WHEN I WENT TO BURMA. IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE FOR EVER. UP UNTIL THAT TIME, I HAD NOT REALLY TRAVELLED... more
'I WAS JUST TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD WHEN I WENT TO BURMA. IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE THAT CHANGED MY LIFE FOR EVER. UP UNTIL THAT TIME, I HAD NOT REALLY TRAVELLED ANYWHERE AT ALL, APART FROM ONE TOURING VISIT TO HOLLAND WITH 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 Based in part on a diary she kept, alongside unpublished personal letters and photographs from surviving veterans and their families, it explores why this was such a life-defining event for her, and how her presence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.
Keep Smiling Through by Vera Lynn/Virginia Lewis-Jones
(01 Nov 2018)