Soldier Boy: The True Story of Jim Martin, the Youngest Anzac – Hill, Anthony

<p>Soldier Boy: The True Story of Jim Martin, the Youngest Anzac</p>

Title

Soldier Boy: The True Story of Jim Martin, the Youngest Anzac

Author

Hill, Anthony

Publisher

Penguin Books Australia

Published Date

2001

Annotation

On 28 June 1915, young James Martin sailed from Melbourne aboard the troopship Berrima – bound for Gallipoli. He was just fourteen years old, the youngest of all Australian soldiers. He died only four months later. This is also the story of his mother who, like many others, lost a son, a brother, an uncle and a friend. The true story of Jim Martin is based on historical records and shows the war in Europe as well as its affect on people back in Australia.

Key Concepts

Conflict, Family, History, War

Audience

Upper primary, Secondary

AC Links/EYLF

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