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Memories of Service 2 - Doris Coppell Web (Full Length) – 2016 Documentary War

Memories of Service 2 - Doris Coppell

Web (Full Length) – 2016 Documentary War

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After her brother joined the army early in World War ll, Doris Coppell decided she’d also sign up when she could. And as she says, “the thought of all those lovely sailors was tempting, so I thought I’d opt for the navy.” And indeed she met her future husband while serving at the HMS Philomel training base in Devonport. Just six weeks later she married the British sailor in a borrowed wedding dress. A spritely 92 when interviewed, Coppell recalls the ups and downs of service life, and the course of her post-war years in the UK with affection. Coppell passed away on 16 July 2016.

Key Cast & Crew

Patricia Stroud

Producer, Research

David Blyth

Director, Interviewer

Jed Town

Composer

That’s the trouble at my age, you start losing all your best friends.
– Doris Coppell