Forces' Sweethearts


RRP £ 7.99

A 20 track 1 CD musical tribute to the great female artists of the War Years. Over 1 hour playing time. 

Cat. no.: GLMY102

Barcode: 5060088440025

Music was one of World War Two's most underrated weapons. On the radio and in barrack rooms, in neighbourhood dance halls and air-raid shelters, nothing blocked out the worst that Hitler could do as soundly as a familiar melody or an impromptu sing-song. Yet for the forces themselves, music meant not just distraction but a tangible link with home. This was especially true of the songs of Anne Shelton, Elsie Carlisle and Dorothy Carless, which celebrated the simple joys of weekend leave, gazing at the stars and dreaming of the day When They Sound The Last All Clear.

Of course, singers such as these earned the epithet of FORCES' SWEETHEARTS for their personality and looks as well as their voices. In FORCES' SWEETHEARTS, we invite you to remember and enjoy some of the most indelible voices of World War Two, singing songs that brightened the darkest of days and helped light the path to final victory. 

All tracks sensitively restored and digitally remastered.

Tracks include: Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland; I'll Be Seeing You – Anne Shelton; Long Ago (And Far Away) – Jo Stafford; Aren’t You Glad You're You – Doris Day; Moonlight In Vermont - Margaret Whiting; That Lovely Weekend - Dorothy Carless; I've Heard That Song Before - Helen Forrest; Rum And Coca Cola – The Andrews Sisters; I, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi, Yi (I Like You Very Much) - Carmen Miranda; HM The Queen - Broadcast Speech; You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - Dinah Shore; You Do Something To Me - Marlene Dietrich; Always - Deanna Durbin; Somebody's Thinking Of You Tonight - Elsie Carlisle; Bless This House – Gracie Fields; When They Sound The Last 'All Clear' – Vera Lynn; and more…

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