This video is about the consequences of Agent Orange in Vietnam.
John Schumann – an artist of anti-war songs
VietNamNet Bridge – John Schumann, who has been recognised as one of the most talented [of] artists in Australia for the last 20 years, performed in Vung Tau on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Long Tan battle in late August.
Here he spent some time to talk to the press.
We know that you wrote the anti-war song I was only 19, a remarkable song in Australian music, when you were 30. …
John Schumann used to be a member of the Australian band, Redgum.
The band sang folksongs with political messages and was famous for its anti-war songs.
I was only 19 is the song John wrote for his elder brother who fought in the Long Tan battle.
The song describes the side effects of Agent Orange.
The song created wide public discussion on the issue at that time and partly pushed up the investigation on side effects of Agent Orange and other toxins used during the Vietnam war.
Australia and the Vietnam war: here.
Movie on Vietnam war, Winter Soldier: here.