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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

1957: Diplomat Lester Pearson wins Nobel Peace Prize

Type: Film and Video

Lester Pearson is interviewed following his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in helping defuse and resolve the Suez Canal Crisis.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Royal 22nd Regiment Prepares for Oka

Type: Film and Video

Royal 22nd Regiment prepares to help resolve dispute with Mohawks at Oka, Quebec.

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

Somalia Affair: Defending the Airborne Regiment

Type: Film and Video

Interview with Sergent Ronnie Smith, Corporal Patrick Couture, and Captain Hercule Gosselin of Canadian Forces Base Petawawa in which they describe their experiences as part of the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Somalia. They describe how they feel that the schools they built, the infrastructure they developed and the people they saved are all being overlooked by Canadians due to media coverage of a few isolated incidents.

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

Canadian Soldiers under Investigation

Type: Film and Video

Reporter Jim Day witnesses the curious removal of an unconscious soldier from a holding cell in Belet Huen. He finds out that the soldier, Corporal Clayton Matchee, has attempted suicide. The rest of the story – one of torture, murder, racism, aggression and denial - will unfold over the next four years. In this CBC Television report, Paul Adams indicates that four soldiers have been taken into custody for the murder of a Somali man.

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

Van Doos: Keeping the peace in Cyprus

Type: Film and Video

After three years of United Nations standby, the Van Doos are suddenly airlifted to Cyprus, a powerkeg of Greek and Turkish hostilities.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation