Sheridan Smith Stuns Viewers With Emotional D-Day Performance
Sheridan Smith left viewers stunned with an emotional performance as she paid tribute the servicemen and women who lost their lives in the D-Day battle 75 years ago.
The West End performer joined a host of guests on the BBC's D-Day commemoration in Portsmouth to honour the 75th anniversary of the day the Allied forced invaded Normandy, France in 1944.
Appearing in full 1940s garb, the Gavin And Stacey star had viewers applauding her heartfelt rendition of Vera Lynne's 1939 song 'We'll Meet Again' on Twitter.
One viewer wrote: "That's was just lovely Sheridan on what is such an emotional day #sobrave".
"@Sheridansmith1 Thank you for such a beautiful performance of We'll Meet Again. So many tears in the crowds, mine included #DDay75," another penned.
A fan posted: "You looked and sounded amazing. I was sitting in tears with a huge smile on my face. Girl did good".
Her performance comes after The Queen honoured the brave war veterans who fought on D-Day, on the 75th anniversary of the largest land air and naval operation in history.
Her Majesty was joined by 16 world leaders, including US president Donald Trump, of the nations in the Allied Forces during world War II, in Portsmouth to mark the important anniversary on Wednesday.
"75 years ago hundred of thousands of young soldiers sailors and airman left these shore in the cause of freedom," the Queen said in speech.
"In a broadcast to the nation at that time, my father, King George VI, said 'What is demanded from us all is something more than courage and endurance; we need a revival of spirit, a new unconquerable resolve."
Wow, what a day, what an honour! #DDay75 :heart: pic.twitter.com/TCm91wD507
- Sheridan Smith (@Sheridansmith1) June 5, 2019
The D-Day landing, which took place on Tuesday, 6 June 1944, remain the largest land, air and naval operation in history.
Although thousands lost their lives, the day kickstarted the liberation of German-occupied France, and laid the foundations for what was to become the Allied victory of World War II.
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