Thursday 14 May 2020

The only known wartime footage of Vera Lynn, 1944

The only known wartime footage of Vera Lynn, 1944

This unique footage of singer Vera Lynn was shot on 14 May 1944 near the Burmese border. It’s mute, unedited, black and white footage shot on 35mm film that captures Vera Lynn not singing but chatting to soldiers. Curator Fiona Kelly introduces us to this remarkable footage of the 'Forces' Sweetheart'.