We Were a Band of Brothers: The Memoir of Captain Philip Heath (Paperback) Captain Philip Heath (author), Andrew Macdonald (foreword)
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- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Brick Lane Publishing (10 Jun. 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 099288635X
- ISBN-13: 978-0992886356
Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.2 x 20.3 cm
- Like many young men of his era, Philip Heath greeted the outbreak of war with enthusiasm. Here was a chance to fulfil his childhood dream of military service, to see some more of the world and to serve for King and Country alongside his friends. At this time, the reality of industrialised war was unimaginable to him. Eventually he was commissioned into the 8th East Surreys – thanks to an uncle, Major-General Sir Gerard Heath, who was Inspector of Recruiting in England – and began training prior to being sent on active service. Heath would arrive in France in July 1915, and spend much of the next three-and-a-half years there and in Belgium, surviving the bloodlettings of the Somme, Passchendaele and the One Hundred Days Offensive leading to the Armistice on 11 November 1918.