Children at War: From Representation to Life Narrative
Maciej Wróblewski (Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland)
Kate Douglas (Flinders University, Australia)
The twentieth and twenty-first centuries have been characterized by war and military conflict, from the Great War, WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, through to the War in Afghanistan, Somali Civil War, Yugoslav Wars, War in Rwanda, Iraq War, Syrian Civil War, Russia-Ukraine war—these events have resulted in an overwhelming loss of lives.
According to UNICEF, children are routinely affected more seriously than adults during wartime: