• Short Summary

    About 200 Peruvian soldiers were awarded peacekeeping by the United Nations on Saturday (24 May) at their camp near Kuneitra in the Golan Heights.

  • Description

    About 200 Peruvian soldiers were awarded peacekeeping by the United Nations on Saturday (24 May) at their camp near Kuneitra in the Golan Heights.

    The soldiers, who have been serving in the region for nearly a year, were decorated for having successfully maintained peace at the ceasefire line between Israel and Syria. Another 100 Peruvians who were on duty during the ceremony will receive their medals at a private ceremony later. The men were at their posts manning the 40-km (25 miles) stretch of the buffer zone.

    They are due to go home by the end of July, but the United Nations Secretary-General, Dr. Kurt Waldheim, has still been unable to find a nation willing to send replacement troops.

    Three other battalions -- Austrian, Polish and Canadian -- will also be decorated for their service.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5N3CG1EPYDUGW70KTJTABLH20
    Media URN:
    VLVA5N3CG1EPYDUGW70KTJTABLH20
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/05/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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