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Blue Vanguard

1957 1 h 0 min
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A film made for the United Nations to chronicle its role in restoring peace in the Middle East after the Suez Crisis of October 1956.

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A film made for the United Nations to chronicle its role in restoring peace in the Middle East after the Suez Crisis of October 1956.
  • director
    Ian MacNeill
  • producer
    Tom Daly
  • photography
    Denis Gillson
  • sound
    Erik Nielsen
  • editing
    Marion Meadows
  • sound editing
    Don Wellington
  • re-recording
    George Croll
  • music
    Colin McPhee

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Ages 16 to 17
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This film serves as an excellent introduction to the Suez Crisis and the birth of UN Peacekeeping. Topics for analysis and discussion include: the importance of the Suez Canal to the global economy, Canada's position as a "middle power" at the UN, and the role of future Nobel Peace Prize winner and Canadian Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson in the birth of UN Peacekeeping. Students can research other UN Peacekeeping missions and assess their success or failure.
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