Veteran singer Dame Vera Lynn is set to release a new album at the age of 97.
The Forces' Sweetheart, who celebrates her 97th birthday on Thursday (20Mar14), has announced plans to release a new collection containing more than 40 of her tracks and some previously unreleased songs.
Lynn says, "I think it's wonderful that my songs are still enjoyed, especially if it encourages people to commemorate what happened 70 years ago. It's moving for me to relive those days, and humbling to know that people still think of me - after all, it was simply my duty to keep singing."
Vera Lynn: National Treasure - The Ultimate Collection is set to be released on 2 June (14), just four days after the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Allied invasion of France.
She currently holds a record as the first and only artist over the age of 90 to reach number one on the U.K. album charts, thanks to her 2009 compilation album, We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn.