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Dame Vera Lynn to release new album at 97

21 March 2014 Last updated at 11:10 GMT

Dame Vera Lynn has marked her 97th birthday by announcing plans to release a new album.

The veteran singer is best known for songs including We'll Meet Again and The White Cliffs Of Dover, which boosted morale during World War Two.

The album, which will feature previously unreleased material, will be available from 2 June to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Dame Vera told BBC Radio 5 live's Richard Bacon that aside from the announcement, she would spend her birthday having a "nice tea party" with family and friends.

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