STARS IN BATTLEDRESS

Keeping up morale in conflict zones remained important after World War Two and is still a part of military life today, as Mike Haskew highlights

ACTRESS AND SINGER CLAIRE SWEENEY DRESSED AS VERA LYNN, WITH MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES IN 24 2001 (TOPFOTO)

When the curtain fell on August 18, 1946, comedian Tommy Trinder had coaxed his last laugh on behalf of the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA). The stage was in the China-Burma-India Theatre and World War Two had ended less than a year earlier.

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