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British singer Vera Lynn to release new album on 100th birthday

Lynn will release 'Vera Lynn 100', which will include hits such as 'We'll Meet Again' and 'Sailing'?on March 17, three days ahead of her birthday. Photograph:( AFP )

WION London, United Kingdom Feb 02, 2017, 03.33 AM (IST)

British singer and actress Vera Lynn will celebrate her 100th birthday by releasing an album of remastered classic songs next month.

Popularly known as "Forces sweetheart", Lynn will release "Vera Lynn 100", which will include hits such as "We'll Meet Again" and "Sailing" on March 17, three days ahead of her birthday. 

"It’s truly humbling that people still enjoy these songs from so many years ago, reliving the emotions of that time," Lynn said. 

"I was after all just doing my job as a singer – and it’s so wonderful for me to hear my songs again so beautifully presented in a completely new way."

She will be the first centenarian to hit the UK charts. 

The wartime singer became a symbol of hope for Allied soldiers fighting in Nazi Germany and was honoured with the title of Dame in 1975. 

(WION with inputs from Reuters)