After the 1991 ceasefire in the war that followed Iraq’s occupation of Kuwait, the United Nations supervised the location and disposal of Iraq's chemical weapons and long-range missiles. New Zealand contributed medical and military personnel to the mission. Sergeant Wayne Evans (right) is shown here with an Australian soldier. They stand amidst 155-millimetre artillery shells filled with mustard gas in Al Muthanna province, southern Iraq.
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Reference: John Crawford, In the field for peace: New Zealand’s contribution to international peace-support operations, 1950-1995. Wellington: New Zealand Defence Force, 1996, p. 41
Photograph by Wayne Evans
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