Music Popular in WWII: “We’ll Meet Again”

Singer Vera Lynn (now Dame Vera Lynn) made “We’ll Meet Again” famous in 1939. She is best known for this song. During the Phoney War, the London based tabloid Daily Express ran a poll of servicemen for their favorite musical performer. Vera Lynn came out as the top choice and she became known as “the Forces’ Sweetheart”.

The English songwriters Ross Parker and Hughie Charles composed the music and wrote the lyrics fo “We’ll Meet Again”. It is considered to be one of the most famous songs of the WWII era.

Dame Vera Lynn celebrated her 103rd birthday on March 20, 2020. She holds the record for being the oldest person to top the album charts.


If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these three pages of interest. 

  • The “World War II Sources” page is a constantly growing collection of more than 360 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and other sources with information on the World War II-era in history.
  • The “World War II Timeline” page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.
  • The About WWII page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII.

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