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Gulf War: Revisiting the Protecteur

Unlike any conflict before, the Gulf War of 1991 played out in a brave new world of biological warfare. A round-the-clock television audience was captivated by the flying missiles that lit up the night sky. Canadian troops, sent abroad for combat for the first time since the Korean War joined the Allied forces to fight Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. On the surface, the occupation ended swiftly and decisively as the Iraqi forces retreated. But as was evident over the next decade, the problems remained unresolved.

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Canadian men and women deal with fears and responsibilities aboard HMCS Protecteur.

Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Feb. 14, 1991
Guest(s): Rory Rafuse
Host: Peter Mansbridge
Reporter: Martin Seemungal
Duration: 2:42

Last updated: June 21, 2013

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