After a war is over, many of the belongings of the combatants remain lying on the ground. Many of them dropped during the war. Now either the possessor has died or run away. For a word presenting this action i.e. "getting these from the ground" I made a research and found these words:
Looting, sacking, ransacking, plundering, despoiling, despoliation, and pillaging.
But if we see the explanation it gives kind of sense that there was force used in taking these such as the one in "snatching".
What my question is, that:
A thing is now lying on the ground. The owner is not present. He has for instance run away. Now you pick it up. Does any of the ones mentioned above really fit best here?
Is it a kind of thing you've picked up
a kind of thing you've taken forcibly?