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Casualty evacuation, U.N. Protection Force in ex-Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR), 1994

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Canadian military personnel evacuating a wounded United Nations soldier in Bosnia, 1994. (DND, 94-501A-4)

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The Yukon Campaign

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The discovery of gold in the Yukon resulted in a contingent of volunteers from the permanent force contingent being sent, in 1898, to northern Canada to assert territorial jurisdiction from American expansionists. The force was withdrawn after a year and replaced with a Non-Permanent Militia Unit raised in Dawson City.

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Canadian M113 armoured personnel carriers, U.N. Protection Force in ex-Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR), 1993

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These Canadian APCs seen at the Sarajevo airport are serving with the United Nations in Bosnia during the 1993 siege of the city. (Canadian Department of National Defence, 93-5381)

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The Congo and Cyprus Emergencies

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The early sixties would see Canadians deployed in smaller numbers, and in new roles, on United Nations missions. Canadians were deployed as communications specialists in the Congo, because they spoke both English and French. Troops were also sent as peacekeepers to Cyprus, and remained in that role for almost 30 years.

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Peacekeeping 1815 to Today

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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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Withdrawal of UNEF from Egypt, May-June 1967 - Canadian Aspects

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An account of the withdrawal of the Canadian contingent of the United Nations Emergency Force in Egypt (UNEF), which took place between 29 and 31 May, 1967.

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The 9th Battalion in the North-West Campaign

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The experience of the 9th Battalion during the North West Rebellion presents a picture of how French Canadians viewed the campaign and how they were abused by the English dominated military establishment.

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A Canadian Military Cemetery in the Middle East

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Some 22 Canadian soldiers are buried in a cemetery on the edge of the town of Gaza.

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1st Battalion, The Canadian Guards, Cyprus, 1965

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Canadians serving with the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) are seen at a UN Observation Post. (Canadian Department of National Defence, ZK-2049)

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Germany Sundered

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With the Germans bottled in north-eastern Holland, the 2nd Canadian Corps advanced into Germany ending the war near Wilhelmshaven, Aurich and Emden. The 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion advanced the farthest, meeting the Russians at Wismar. Following the cessation of hostilities, one division was left in Germany as the Canadian Army Occupation Force for one year while the rest of the Canadian contingent left for home.

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