During the 1990s, in the wake of the civil wars raging in the former Yugoslavia, Canadian troops were part of the multinational effort to stop the fighting. At times that meant fighting for their own lives. This period is covered here in the museum with panels and artifacts.
9/11 would change the world. Canadians would go to war in Afghanistan, and step up military commitments in the Arabian Sea. Going Aboard is a painting by Bradford Douglas.
Canadians fighting in the Afghan War fought in close quarters and at a distance in a war that proved ferocious. Active participation in the war wound down in 2014, but the region itself remains unstable- and so the job feels unfinished. This area features panels, photographs, artifacts, and display screens that explore the story in depth.
Tomorrow I turn to the theme day, but I still have some posts from the War Museum to wrap things up, so we'll return here on the day after tomorrow.