Martin Roemers

Normandy, FRANCE

Frederick Lennart Bentley (born 1924), a British veteran of World War II (WW2). He was blinded by a German grenade during a night patrol near Caen in Normandy.
My comrades left me behind. That was how it was: you didn't help the wounded. You had to look after yourself. I managed to reach my own lines on my own. If the Germans had found me, they would have certainly shot me. You don't give the wounded a bed, you bury them. I would have done the same myself. People who weren't in the war can't understand that. You're living with death 24 hours a day.
The war was over for me. I worked for 33 years at the Leyland factories as a mechanical engineer. I inspected machines by touch. I had work, I married and I had four children. I had a good life after the war.

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