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Canada's CF 18s - Canadians in Combat in the Gulf War

Type: Film and Video

Canadian forces are in combat for the first time in decades. Four Canadian fighter jets flew into Iraqi airspace, escorting allied attack planes in Operation Desert Storm.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Missile Threats and Scud Alerts at Canada Dry - Canadian Forces in Qatar during the Gulf War

Type: Film and Video

Report on Canadian forces at Canada Dry 1, one of two Canadian bases in Qatar. Iraqi scud missiles are being fired at Bahrain, close to the Canadian base in Qatar. Gas masks must be readily available and although the missile threat in Qatar is considered low, every warning is treated as if it is the real thing.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Women March for Peace - The 1991 Gulf War

Type: Film and Video

Report on women demonstrating on behalf of what they refer to as "war's greatest victims" - women and children. Chanting "no blood for oil", their message to Canadian politicians is that the majority of Canadian women are opposed to the Gulf War. Demonstrations took place on Parliament Hill in Ottawa as well as in Toronto and other Canadian cities.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Canadian Soldiers Set Sail for Iraq

Type: Film and Video

The Canadian Navy is sending two destroyers, a supply ship, and 800 sailors to the Arabian Sea area in the Persian Gulf. They will be joining American-led forces in an attempt to stop Saddam Hussein. This will be the first time since the Korean War, aside from peacekeeping duties, that Canadian forces are headed into potential conflict.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The War Begins - Reactions of Canadian Politicians to War Against Iraq

Type: Film and Video

The White House reports that the war in Iraq has begun. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney calls an emergency meeting of his top cabinet ministers as opposition leaders Jean Chrétien and Audrey McLaughlin issue statements regarding their regret of the failure of diplomatic tactics. This report examines the reactions of Canada's leaders to the Gulf War and impending war in Iraq.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Topic: The 1991 Gulf War

Type: DocumentFilm and VideoSound

In 1991, Canadian troops were sent abroad for the first time since the Korean War, joining the Allied forces to fight Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Unlike any conflict before, the Gulf War of 1991 brought the threat of biological warfare. Iraqi forces retreated quickly; however, it was evident that problems remained unresolved. Includes links to related topics.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Peacemaking and the 1990-91 Gulf War

Type: Document

The Persian Gulf War of 1990-91 most resembled the Korean War with Canada sending elements from all three services. Participation was limited as Canadians were also deployed elsewhere around the world on United Nations.

Site: National Defence

Gulf War: Revisiting the Protecteur

Type: Film and Video

Report on the Gulf War through the eyes of the crew of HMCS Protecteur. The Canadian warship is a long way from the battle front, operating in the southern Persian Gulf. The crew's mission is to supply the ships that do the fighting; they probably won't see action as their weapons are for defence only, but they are conducting regular battle exercises.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

From Defensive to Offensive: Canada Joins Combat in Gulf War

Type: Film and Video

Report on Captain Steve Hill and Major David Kendall, CF-18 fighter pilots stationed in Qatar during the Gulf War. For the first time since the Korean War, Canadian forces fire offensively in combat and successfully attack an Iraqi ship.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

The Gulf War: Operation Scimitar

Type: Film and Video

Just days after the U.S. requests additional support from allied forces, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney announces a plan to expand the role of the Canadian military in the Gulf War. A squadron of CF-18s will be placed on active duty in the Persian Gulf, providing air cover for Canadian ships and other coalition forces.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation