in the right manner
I wasn't able to finish a single thing
deserving or inciting pity
Day and night more of those poor
miserable people are being dragged off, with nothing but a rucksack and a little money.
take away possessions from someone
On the way they are
deprived even of these possessions.
force, take, or pull apart
Families are torn apart, the men, women, and children all being
get lost, as without warning or explanation
Children coming home from school find that their parents have
causing or fraught with or showing nervousness
The Dutch people are
anxious too, their sons are being sent to Germany.
carry on (wars, battles, or campaigns)
No one is able to keep out of it, the whole globe is
waging war and although it is going better for the allies, the end is not yet in sight.
wealth in the form of money or property
It is quiet and safe here, and we are, so to speak, living on
concerned chiefly with your own advantage
We are even so
selfish as to talk about "after the war," brighten up at the thought of having new clothes and new shoes, whereas we really ought to save every penny, to help other people, and save what is left from the wreckage after the war.
a sharp spasm of pain
Their tummies are empty; they chew an old carrot to stay the
pangs, go from their cold homes out into the cold street and, when they get to school, find themselves in an even colder classroom.
affected or marked by low spirits
I could go on for hours about all the suffering the war has brought, but then I would only make myself more