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Our Purpose in the Persian Gulf

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Our Purpose in the Persian Gulf

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The geopolitical aspect of the Persian Gulf conflict, you’d need twenty days, if not more, of continuous discussion on it. In essence we were there to support a UN resolution to support our NATO allies but one could get into a huge discussion as to what actually led to Iraq invading Kuwait and Kuwait asking for help. I like to think of it as we went there to help a smaller country who was being bullied by a bigger country.
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Mr. Snell provides his insight into the reasons for Canadian sailors going to the Persian Gulf in support of the UN resolution.

Bartley Snell

Mr. Bartley Snell was born February 2, 1956 in Regina, Saskatchewan. In 1977, he decided to join the military and with some encouragement about joining trades within the navy, Mr. Snell made the choice of naval electronic technician (tactical) holding rank of master seaman. During his time in the navy Mr. Snell sailed on the HMCS Athabaskan in active support of the Persian Gulf War. After almost 26 years of naval service, Mr. Snell retired from the military and now resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia with his family.

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Medium:
Video
Owner:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Recorded:
February 27, 2016
Duration:
1:04
Person Interviewed:
Bartley Snell
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
Location/Theatre:
Persian Gulf
Battle/Campaign:
Gulf War
Branch:
Navy
Units/Ship:
HMCS Athabascan
Occupation:
Electronics Technician

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