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Peacekeeping 1815 to Today

Type: Document

Proceedings of the XXI st Colloquium of the International Commission of Military History, Quebec City, 20-26 August 1995. Includes papers in English, French, German and Spanish. Includes bibliographical References.

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Canada and Peace-keeping Operations

Type: Document

A history of Canada's involvement in peacekeeping, including the formation of the League of Nations and the United Nations.

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Canada and Peacekeeping Operations - The Congo, 1960-64

Type: Document

If the French colonies could have independence, the Congolese asked, why not us? Riots erupted in Leopoldville, Congo in January 1959. The bloodshed of January immediately aroused fears that the Congo might become a Belgian Algeria. Prime Minister Diefenbaker announced the Canadian contribution to the Congo force on the 30 July, and on 1 August parliamentary approval was given to the government's resolution authorizing the contribution.

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Chapter 7 - Toward a new World (Dis)Order 1989 - ?

Type: Document

The dissolution of world communism which began in 1989 signaled an era in which the United Nations might act as the world's great arbiter of international conflict. To this aim UN peacekeeping operations continued to be a major occupation of Canada's armed forces and the role of military observation depended on effective signals intelligence, in which Canada was a world leader.

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Canadian and Peace-keeping Operations - The Lebanon 1958

Type: Document

Five majors and five captains of the Canadian Army arrived in Beirut by R.C.A.F. aircraft on June 21, 1958. They were at once deployed by the United Nations Observation Group to carry out the UN's mandate. This report includes details of the authorization, formation, equipment and employment of the force.

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Canada and Peace-keeping Operations - West New Guinea (West Irian)

Type: Document

This report records the Canadian contribution to the settlement of the Indonesian/Netherlands dispute over the control of West New Guinea. Canada was requested to send an Air Adviser for the United Nations Security Force Commander and a float-equipped Otter with flying crew, spare parts and a maintenance crew in September 1962.

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Peacekeeping Operations

Type: Interactive Resource

Series of maps illustrate Canadian peacekeeping missions throughout the world from 1948 to present day.

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