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A Unique Voice February 20, 2009

Posted by Dominic in Uncategorized.
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Sailing back across the English Channel and sighting the white cliffs of Dover, one song always runs through my head. And of course it is Vera Lynn’s voice that I hear. She made that song and, with it, lifted the hearts of millions during the Second World War and ever since.
 
Now I read that the BNP has requisitioned The White Cliffs of Dover and other classics to sell on its website to raise funds for their political campaigning. Dame Vera Lynn, now aged 91, is not impressed. Unfortunately, the tracks were released in 1941 and so fall outside the copyright term limit. Last week’s vote in the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament may stop this happening in the future but it comes too late for Dame Vera.

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