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Date > 1900 > 1990-1999 > 1990

Canadian Soldiers Set Sail for Iraq

Type: Film and Video

The Canadian Navy is sending two destroyers, a supply ship, and 800 sailors to the Arabian Sea area in the Persian Gulf. They will be joining American-led forces in an attempt to stop Saddam Hussein. This will be the first time since the Korean War, aside from peacekeeping duties, that Canadian forces are headed into potential conflict.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Life Aboard HMCS Terra Nova - Canadian Troops in the Persian Gulf

Type: Film and Video

A report from October 1990 on the HMCS Terra Nova, a Canadian warship stationed in the Persian Gulf. As part of the Canadian contingent participating in the Gulf War, the Terra Nova is enforcing the UN sanctioned blockade against Iraq. The ship has not been engaged in any major conflicts yet, but could be called into battle at a moment’s notice. Canadian soldiers are kept busy rehearsing tactical and rescue procedures, exercising, reading, and writing letters to loved ones back home.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation