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Blue Berets: Shell Shock

For half a century, Canada's Blue Berets have defused escalating tension and conflict with their peacekeeping missions. The United Nations Blue Berets have come to symbolize reconciliation and idealism. Initially, Canadians regarded our peacekeepers as a point of pride - our noble contribution to the global community. But with time, Canada was forced to measure the costs of success and the harsh realities of loss. CBC Archives examines five pivotal peacekeeping missions including the Suez crisis, the Cyprus mission, the Congo operation, the East Timor success and the Rwandan retreat.

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The Department of National Defence produces a new article called Witness the Evil.
Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: Nov. 26, 1998
Duration: 4:10
"Witness the Evil" excerpts courtesy of the Canadian Department of National Defence.

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