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Canadian Peacekeepers in Indochina 1954-1973: Recollections Paperback – Sep 1 2001

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Golden Dog Press (Sept. 1 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0919614965
  • ISBN-13: 978-0919614963
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #823,276 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This is a collection of personal reminiscences and first-hand recollections of diplomatic service in war-torn Indochina beginning in the late 1950s with the International Supervisory Commission and concluding with the last days of that terrible and desperate war in Viet Nam.

These remarkable essays throw much new light on Canada's foreign policy in the far east, and they also provide us with rare insights into the ill-fated American operations. Contributors range from those who served with ambassadorial rank to those who lent support in more modest capacities.

About the Author

Dr. Arthur E. Blanchette has been active for many years in the Pan American Institute of Geography and History and in the Canadian Association of Geosciences and History. A former director of the Historical Division of the Department of External Affairs, his publications include Canadian Foreign Policy: 1955-1965 (1977); Canadian Foreign Policy: 1966-1976 (1980); Canadian Foreign Policy: 1976-1992 (1994); Canadian Foreign Policy: 1945-2000: Major Documents and Speeches in the present Rideau Series of which this volume is #2.

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Very interesting view of that disturbed period in then Indochina written by various Canadian F.O. people on postings in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Insight into a world now gone.
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