This diploma thesis deals with the child's perception of war. Therefore I compared and analyzed the war novels "Uloga moje porodice u svetskoj revoluciji" by Bora ?osi?, "Mama Leone" by Miljenko Jergovi? and "Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert" by Sa?a Stani?i?. For the analysis I had the following starting points, which the war novels have in common: a first-person child narrator; the novles are written from the perspective of a child/young person; it is literature for adults; the focus is on the direct experience, not on recollection. To find more common points and differences, I compared the following fields: "Information about the first-person child narrator", "The level of language and the topics of the first-person child narrator" and "The first-person child narrator's perception of war, death and alcoholism". The most important results of the analysis are following: The most details about the first-person child narrator are in the novel by Jergovi? and concerning the language of level there is most authenticity in the novel by ?osi?. In all of the three novels the topics belong to the world of a child. Concerning the perception of war and death, there are different results. Whereas the narrators in the novels by ?osi? and Stani?i? are directly confronted with the war, the narrator in the novel by Jergovi? isn't. He is listening to stories about the war. All of the three narrators are directly confronted with death. Except in the novel by Stani?i?, the narrators consciously register death. Just the narrator in the novel by ?osi? is directly confronted with the alcoholism of adults. His father is addicted to alcohol and he is drunk every day. There are many differences between the three novels, but nevertheless they have something in common: from the perspective of a child the authors indirectly criticize the brutality and absurdity of war.