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Somalia: Culture, Chaos and Clans

Type: Film and Video

At the dawn of the Cold War, Somalia had aligned itself with the Soviet Union; when this alliance dissolved, the United States forged a coalition with the African country. As the Cold War thawed, however, the partnership weakened and the U.S. withdrew. As infrastructure and order collapsed, famine spread through the country. When the 900 Canadian soldiers landed in Somalia on December 15, 1992, they tried to draw order from the chaos with Operation Deliverance.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Good Peacekeeping or Good PR?

Type: Film and Video

Four experts on Canadian diplomacy talk about whether Canada deserves its peacekeeping reputation.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Return to Ortona - David Halton Visits 55 Years Later

Type: Film and Video

David Halton, son of war correspondent Matthew Halton, and a group of Canadian veterans write a final epilogue to the Battle of Ortona.

Site: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation