Still our sweetheart, Dame Vera is top of the pops at 92

Monday September 14, 2009

She broke records last week as the oldest living artist to reach number two in the UK album chart. And a few days later, she's done it again.

Dame Vera Lynn has seen an album of songs from her golden years, We'll Meet Again: The Very Best Of Vera Lynn, storm to the top of the charts.

The "surprised" 92-year-old knocked last week's chart-toppers Arctic Monkeys into fourth place.

On hearing the news the Forces Sweetheart revealed she was out in France celebrating with her daughter, who was "more excited" than she was.

The singer, whose iconic voice helped keep up the spirits of soldiers during World War II, first re-entered the charts at the end of August, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of the declaration of war.

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