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60 years since Sweden's first UN peacekeepers flew to Suez

Published torsdag 24 november 2016 kl 01.00
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Sweden's Dag Hammarskjöld was general-secretary of the UN at the time, and organised the first ever peacekeepers when France, Britain and Israel attacked Egypt.
Sweden's Dag Hammarskjöld was general-secretary of the UN at the time, and organised the first ever peacekeepers when France, Britain and Israel attacked Egypt. Credit: TT Montage: SR

Radio Sweden speaks to one of the veterans of Sweden's first peacekeeping mission, during the Suez Crisis of 1956.

Olle Brennius was 24 when he climbed aboard one of the gigantic American planes sitting heavily on the ground at Stockholm's Bromma Airport.

It was November 1956 and he was among the 300 soldiers who were Sweden's first ever UN peacekeepers.

Arriving first in Egypt's Port Said his group sheltered in a bombed out building and tried to keep the warring sides apart.

There was a high risk of being hit, we kept to the doorways as much as we could.

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