A war generally sweeps away the strongest and best men of a country and leaves the aged, the weak and the unfit to carry on the race.
In recent great wars, millions of men, women and children were killed, many died of diseases, famines and untold sufferings.
We know what emergencies are: we have felt them on our skin, they crept into our lives, blew them away, sliced them, fragmented them.
They stole our innocence, humanity, childhood, families.
To gain more land and power, on 1 September 1939 German troops invaded Poland.
After Hitler refused to stop the invasion, Britain and France declared war on Germany – World War II had begun.
It is asserted that people may want to get control of holy areas.
For example, pope arranged the Crusades to get Jerusalem.
The closure of schools was a sign that something was very wrong.
One day our pens were dropped, notebooks abandoned, benches deserted.