52 Weeks of Patricia's Life

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2. A Song Title

This is a photo of the White Cliffs of Dover in England.  I don’t suppose there will be many people who perhaps know the song … “(There’ll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover” it was a  popular Second World War song made famous by Dame Vera Lynn in 1941.  It was written before America had joined, to lift the spirits of the Allies at a time when the Germans had conquered much of Europe and was bombing Britain. The song was written about a year after British and German aircraft had been fighting over the cliffs of Dover in the Battle of Britain: the song’s lyrics looked towards a time when the war would be over and peace would rule over the iconic white cliffs of Dover, Britain’s de facto border with the European mainland.  I was visiting England just a few weeks ago when I took this photo – we were incredibly lucky with the weather the whole 3 weeks.Image