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Female Van Doo Draws Attention in Sarajevo

Type: Sound

Report on Captain Angela Mondeux, an officer of the Royal 22nd Regiment deployed to the former Yugoslavia. The news clip relates some other countries' reactions to a female in uniform.

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

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

Somalia: Culture, Chaos and Clans

Type: Film and Video

At the dawn of the Cold War, Somalia had aligned itself with the Soviet Union; when this alliance dissolved, the United States forged a coalition with the African country. As the Cold War thawed, however, the partnership weakened and the U.S. withdrew. As infrastructure and order collapsed, famine spread through the country. When the 900 Canadian soldiers landed in Somalia on December 15, 1992, they tried to draw order from the chaos with Operation Deliverance.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Good Peacekeeping or Good PR?

Type: Film and Video

Four experts on Canadian diplomacy talk about whether Canada deserves its peacekeeping reputation.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Van Doos: Rescue in the Jungle

Type: Sound

Sergeant Leo Lessard of the Royal 22nd Regiment recalls a daring helicopter rescue mission that saved two nuns from rebel soldiers in the Congo.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

"Belet Huen is a Peaceful Place" - Canadian Peacekeepers in Somalia

Type: Film and Video

When the Black Hawk helicopters landed in Belet Huen, Somalia, the Canadian forces were greeted with welcoming cheers. The Canadian soldiers were surprised to find a relative level of calm in Belet Huen with famine under control and few deaths due to starvation. The Canadians were happy to have finally arrived in Somalia to provide humanitarian aid. However, in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, US Marines had shot and killed a Somali during a peace march.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Van Doos: Providing 'Safe Havens' in Bosnia

Type: Film and Video

1993 television news report shows how the Royal 22nd Regiment peacekeepers in Srebrenica must both disarm and defend Muslim refugees.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Topic: The Somalia Affair

Type: DocumentFilm and VideoSound

Canadian peacemakers were lauded as heroes when they went into an untamed land ruled by rebels. Their mission, Operation Deliverance, charged them with restoring order in Somalia. But in fact, the Canadian Airborne regiment was splitting apart at the seams, lacking both leadership and accountability. Includes radio and television interviews with key players, educational activities, and related links.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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