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Grimmest Period - Battle of the Atlantic

Type: Document

The Battle of the Atlantic reached its climax in March 1943; in that month the U-boats sent 108 Allied ships--569,000 tonnes of vital shipping--to the bottom. These figures were lower than in November 1942, but what was so disturbing was that 85 of the ships lost had been in convoy or straggling and most had been sunk in the North Atlantic. The only glimmer of hope lay in the success of the air and naval escorts in exacting a toll of 16 U-boats.

Site: Veterans Affairs Canada

Suez Canal Crisis - Cold War Canada

Type: Document

A brief biography of Lester B. Pearson introduces this article on his peacemaking achievements in Egypt. The events surrounding the build-up of a United Nations force in the Suez Canal are also discussed. Taken from the television series "Canada: A People's History." Includes links to educational resources, bibliography, games, puzzles, and video clips.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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.

Site: National Defence

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.

Site: National Defence

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.

Site: National Defence

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.

Site: National Defence

Webquest Exercise: Grades 11-12: Perils of Peacemaking - For Teachers

Type: Document

Using a variety of Web-based resources, students will produce a news magazine–style program on peacemaking challenges in the 1990s.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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.

Site: National Defence

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.

Site: National Defence

Peacekeepers and Peacemakers: Canada's Diplomatic Contribution

Type: DocumentFilm and VideoSound

A look at Canada's history of diplomacy and peacekeeping, including Canadian involvement in human rights issues, nuclear disarmament and the International Criminal Court.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation