Story: Peacekeeping

New Zealand and Australian soldiers working on mustard gas stocks in Iraq

New Zealand and Australian soldiers working on mustard gas stocks in Iraq

After the ceasefire in the war between Iraq and Kuwait in 1991 the United Nations supervised the location and disposal of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction 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 at Al Muthanna.

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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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David Capie, 'Peacekeeping - Peacekeeping in the 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/36082/new-zealand-and-australian-soldiers-working-on-mustard-gas-stocks-in-iraq (accessed 21 November 2019)

Story by David Capie, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 10 Jun 2015