Dame Vera Lynn is celebrating her 97th birthday today, and 90 years in show business.
The original "Forces' Sweetheart" has announced she will be releasing a new album to mark the occasion this June, on the 70th anniversary of World War II D-Day Landings.
The new album will include her classic "We'll Meet Again" from 1940, which was recently declared the first UK number 1 record, after official UK records before 1952 were published for the first time.
Dame Vera Lynn was the first British performer to top the US official charts with "Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart" in 1952, and having started her stage career at the age of seven, if the first person in music history to celebrate 90 years of show business.
ITV News' Nina Nannar spoke to Vera Lynn's daughter Virginia Lewis-Jones:
In 2009 she became the oldest living artist to have an official UK number 1, and her career in the charts has uniquely spanned the charts from the 1940s to the 21st century.
She insists her career was born out of duty, and says her ongoing popularity is humbling.