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A day in the life of a NATO sailor

Its goals were lofty and practical: to protect the free world and each other. Attacking one member of NATO meant you had attacked them all. At first, Canada played an important role as a founding member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization during the Cold War. But when the Communist threat died, some Canadians wondered why we were still part of the alliance. As NATO continues to redefine its mandate, Canada struggles to determine its own role.

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Up at 6:30 a.m., to bed at 10 p.m. sharp with training, maintenance and housekeeping in between.
Medium: Radio
Program: Assignment
Broadcast Date: Sept. 4, 1959
Guest: Hank Sproat
Host: Bill McNeil
Reporter: Bill Herbert
Duration: 5:24

Last updated: July 18, 2013

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