I Was Only Nineteen – Schumann, John

<p>I Was Only Nineteen</p>

Title

I Was Only Nineteen

Author

Schumann, John

Illustrator

Smith, Craig

Publisher

Allen & Unwin

Published Date

2014

Annotation

The author captures his experiences of the Vietnam War in this well-known song revealed in a picture book format. It tells of the hardships and how war changes both those away at war and those left at home. Fear, pain, loss and suffering are all revealed in both words and images.

Key Concepts

Friendship, History, Loss, War

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

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