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The War On Terror Anthem Contest

by | 28th, March 2007

220px-veralynnwellmeetagainbookcover.jpgTHEY’LL be blue rinses over Dame Vera Lynn’s 90th birthday party.

There will also be Cilla Black’s vivid red, Dame Edna Everage’s electric mauve and Ronnie Corbett dressed as Rupert Bear.

At a time of life when most of an age are on a charabanc to Blackpool and being wheeled into the friendship club for afternoon bridge, Vera is having a party at London’s Hertford House.

“Just think,” says Dame Edna to Hello!, “this wonderful, lively, beautiful woman actually won the war.”

Not the War On Terror, silly, but the Second World War. Singers on the X Factor and even American Idol should note that while they seek to impress Simon Cowell, Vera took on Hitler. And she won.

As Rolf Harris says: “She’s a remarkable example for anybody in the music industry.”

Dame Vera, fresh from a reception in her honour at London’s Imperial War Museum, thanks her younger peers for attending.

And then they serenade her with a hopeful rendition of We’ll Meet Again.

It was Dame Vera’s biggest and most enduring hit. Every big push needs its official anthem and hers was the tune of the Second World War.

And we wonder what song Vera could sing for this ensuing War On Terror?

Answers to the usual address…

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