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On Guard For Thee: Canadian Peacekeeping Missions [Paperback]

Matthew Bin


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Nov. 5 2007 0978379322 978-0978379322
On Guard For Thee: Canadian Peacekeeping Missions is a collection of soldiers’ stories from Canadian men and women who have served overseas on UN or NATO missions from the end of the Cold War to the present day.The stories are collected directly from the individual veterans. Contributors represent virtually every major Canadian mission, including Croatia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Cambodia, Somalia, and Afghanistan. They represent the whole of the operational experience, from the training they undergo before the mission begins, to the moment they land on foreign soil, to the return to Canada and beyond.The result is a raw, honest look at peacekeeping, from the legendary missions in Rwanda and Bosnia, to the slums of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, to the ongoing fight in Afghanistan. The full Canadian peacekeeping experience is here, showing, from the ground level, how Canada’s international reputation was built.

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About the Author

Matthew Bin is a writer living in Cambridge, Ontario. He served as a Bombardier in the 11th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, from 1991 to 1994. He graduated from McMaster University, earning a BA in English in 1996 and an MA in English in 1997. Matthew is currently the president of the Waterloo-Wellington branch of the Canadian Authors Association. His first novel, LMF, was published by Little Green Tree Press in 2006. His articles have appeared in various national and international magazines, including American Atheist, Inside Soccer Canada, and InBurlington.Matthew Bin is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada and the Canadian Authors Association.

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