CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 12)

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Canadians had the opportunity to pursue peace through the United Nations Blue Berets. Starting in 1956 in the Suez Canal as the brainchild of Prime Minister Lester Pearson, the Peacekeepers helped to defuse tension and symbolize reconciliation. Canadians peacekeepers went to Cyprus in 1964 when the newly independent island struggled to balance the interests of its Greek and Turkish communities. This next clip is from April 1965.

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