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Peacekeeping in former Yugoslavia: farewelling the troops (1st of 5)

Peacekeeping in former Yugoslavia: farewelling the troops

Wearing the blue berets of United Nations peacekeepers, 250 New Zealand Defence Force personnel are farewelled in Palmerston North (Warrant Officer Doug Walker is in the forefront of the photo). The troops were on their way to a conflict in what had been Yugoslavia, where they took part in the broad range of activities typical of peacekeeping. There was some doubt in New Zealand over involvement in this mission.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP/1994/2407

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David Capie, 'Peacekeeping - Peacekeeping in the 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 April 2023)

Story by David Capie, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Jun 2015