“If a pal next to you falls – it’s none of your business” WWII veteran remembers

RT presents “War Witness,” a special project dedicated to the 65th anniversary of victory in World War II.

World War II veterans tell their most memorable stories and recall the brightest memories of the last world war.

Léon Gautier, a French commando who landed in Normandy on D-Day in 1944, said they had to ignore those who fell. Unlike in “Saving Private Ryan,” they did not have time to take care of those who were wounded – the only thing they kept in mind was taking blockhouses.

“We had a job to do. You have to run quickly, never stay in one place, because if you have the misfortune of stopping, you become a sitting target. It was hammered in our heads,” recalled the veteran.

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