CBC celebrates 75 years of War Coverage (Clip 16)


And then in 1991 a war in the Gulf. A 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. Here’s the live report from the day the war broke out.

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