U N E F
CRIAÇÃO DA UNEF
FOTOS DA GUERRA DOS 6 DIAS
GALLERY OF PHOTOS - " SIX-DAY WAR - 1967 "
UNEF - ROYAL CANADIAN DRAGOON
UNEF - CANADIAN PATROL
UNEF - CREATED BY DAG HAMMARSKJOLD
UNEF - PHOTO GALLERIES
UNEF - GENERAL INDAR JIT RIKHYE
UNEF - VIDEO - UN SOLDIER TO 1957
IN THE SEARCH OF THE RANDSOM OF THE HISTORY OF UNEF
UNEF - PEACEKEEPING FORCE
UN - PEACEKEEPERS INTERNATIONAL DAY
SOME IMPRESSIONS OF THE UNEF,1957 TO 1958
SOME UNEF´S WEEKLY " THE SAND DUNE "
The following countries provided troops to this Mission: Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Denmark, Finland, Indochina, India, Norway, Sweden and Yugoslavia.
UNEF HEADQUARTER IN GAZA
COMMANDERS OF UNEF
|Lieutenant-General E.L.M. Burns||Canada||November 1956 - December 1959|
|Lieutenant-General P. S. Gyani||India||December 1959 - January 1964|
|Major-General Carlos F. Paiva Chaves||Brazil||January 1964 - August 1964|
|Colonel Lazar Musicki (Acting )||Yugoslavia||August 1964 - January 1965|
|Major-General Syseno Sarmento||Brazil||January 1965 - January 1966|
|Major-General Indar J. Rikhye||India||January 1966 - June 1967|
At the time the B-17s were the aircraft with the largest range available to the FAB. Thus they were assigned to support the IIIº/2º Regimento de Infantaria - "Batalhão Suez", the Brazilian Army component of the United Nations Emergency Force, based at Gaza Strip (Egypt-Israel border). Between March 1957 and May 1960, 24 trips were performed, with the B-17s from 6º GAV running the monthly CAN service to that part of the globe
THE END OF UNEF I
In 1966, U Thant appointed Rikhye commander of UNEF. After a situation analysis, Rikhye had reached "the unhappy conclusion that the Arabs and Israelis were hurtling toward a serious crisis". Though it was beyond his brief, he apprised U Thant and Ralph Bunche of the omens, but his report was ignored. By May 1967, Nasser moved armed troops into the Sinai and Egypt demanded an end of UNEF presence. As the Sinai was being overrun by Egypt, Israeli air force jets attempted to hijack Rikhye's UN plane by mistake. The Israeli defense forces went on to attack UNEF in Gaza and Rafah, killing and imprisoning UN staff and looting UN stocks. "The manhandling and disarming of UN personnel and the indignities they had to suffer would not be easily forgotten." (p 203) http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/EC15Df05.html
UNEF II UN EMERGENCY FORCE ( EGYPT )
Authorized 25 October 1973. Mandate: To supervise the cease- fire between Egyptian and Israeli Forces following the 18 January 1974 and 8 September 1974 agreements and to supervise the redeployment of both Egyptian and Israeli Forces, man and control the buffer zone. Ceased operations 24 July 1979. UN costs were $446,487,000.