I watched a programme about her on TV the other night. She really meant an awful lot to people during WW2, particularly as she was one of the few entertainers who bothered to go out to entertain the troops of the Forgotten Army in the far east. There were one or two old boys with tears in their eyes when they were singing her songs. She meant that much to them. Interesting side note: After the war, the BBC wanted her to include more upbeat material in her regular show because they thought that her sentimental style was not sufficiently upbeat. She was not willing to change her style and was welcomed with open arms by Radio Luxembourg! The Beeb; getting it totally wrong, even then. Happy 100th Birthday Dame Vera!