1941 : Le retour en France du gouverneur de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

Lisbonne. – Le gouverneur de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon et Mme de Bournat qui sont actuellement à Lisbonne, doivent partir pour Vichy dans le courant de la semaine.

On sait dans quelles circonstances dramatiques, le 24 décembre dernier, le gouverneur de Bournat a dû céder devant le coup de force des forces de la dissidence sous les ordres de l’ex-amiral Muselier.

Se réservant de faire au gouvernement français un rapport sur l’administration qui lui a été confiée à Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon et sur les incidents qui ont provoqué son départ, l’ancien gouverneur a souligné, une fois de plus, au représentant de l’agence Havas O. F. …

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1941 : Memorandum from the Secretary of State to the President

Memorandum by the Secretary of State
Memorandum for the President.

I refer to your memorandum of January 26 on the subject of the St. Pierre-Miquelon occupation.
In view of the fact that certain policies are obligations of this Government relating to the war situation were materially affected on both sides of the Atlantic by the unexpected occupation of the St. Pierre-Miquelon islands by the Free French naval forces on December 2, 1941, this Government proceeded, in a spirit of friendly settlement which could be found acceptable by all concerned. This Government suggested a broad basic proposal, a copy of which …

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1941 : Secretary of State to Ambassador Leahy (Vichy France)

The secretary of State to the Ambassador in France (Leahy)
Washington, December 25, 1941.

The Secretary of State issued the following statement today :
« Our preliminary reports show that the action taken by three so-called Free French ships at St. Pierre-Miquelon was an arbitrary action contrary to the agreement of all parties concerned and certainly without the prior knowledge or consent in any sense of the U.S. Government.
This Government has inquired of the Canadian Government as to the steps that Government is prepared to take to restore the status quo of these islands. »
Cordell Hull …

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1941 : The Consul at St. Pierre-Miquelon to the Secretary of State

Télégramme – The Consul at St. Pierre-Miquelon (Pasquet) to the Secretary of State.
St-Pierre-Miquelon, December 24, 1941 – 8 a.m.

Three Free French corvettes and submarine Surcouf under the command of Admiral Muselier entered early this morning to occupy St. Pierre-Miquelon. No difficulties anticipated. Pasquet…

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1941 : The Consul at St. Pierre-Miquelon to the Secretary of State

The Consul at St. Pierre-Miquelon (Pasquet) to the Secretary of State
St. Pierre-Miquelon, December26, 1941

(…) The Admiral plans to keep the corvette Mimosa, his flagship, and the Surcouf in St.Pierre until the colony is running smoothly again and its protection assured.
I then asked Admiral Museler what financial arrangements he expected to make to continue the supplying of this colony and he replied that the New York Free French committee was conduction negotiations to that effect but that in any event the General would be making suitable arrangements. This point, of course, has been brought up by several local …

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1941 : US President to UK Prime Minister

THE PRESIDENT
PRIME MINISTER
ST. PIERRE MIQUELON

1. On December 16th we had a telegram from the Foreign Office in which, after setting out the prospects of successful action in the islands, they say: « We are therefore informing the Free French Headquarters that we see no objection to their undertaking this operation. »

In the same telegram they asked me to be sure that this action did not embarrass the United States Government and to give time for this said that they were asking de Gaulle to postpone the issue of orders for 36 hours.

2. The matter was put to …

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1941 : Washington’s opposition to Free French Actions

Memorandum of Telephone Conversation, by Acting Chief of the Division of European Affairs (Atherton).
(Washington) December 16, 1941

(…) I informed Mr Moffat that the President did not favor a policy whereby the Free French were permitted to move in on the St. Pierre-Miquelon situation, that in this specific instance this was the issue at stake but that if later the question arose as to the Free French moving in on other French territorial possessions in this hemisphere, that with reference to recent exchanges between Washinton and Vichy, in so far as it was foreseeable now the attitude of this …

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1944 – LISTE DES ST-PIERRAIS DU CONTINGENT

Annexe 6

LISTE DES ST-PIERRAIS DU CONTINGENT
dans la 2ème D.B. au 152ème Régiment de Génie à la 12ème Cie d’Entretien du Génie

Anciens de la 2ème D.B. – Section de St-Pierre et Miquelon

ABRAHAM Francis
AUTIN Ernest
ARNAU Luc
ARTOIS Joseph
BLIN Georges
BLIN René
BOROTRA Georges
BRIAND Richard
CAMBRAY André
CAMBRAY Ernest
CONAN Désiré
CAPDEVILLE Francis
COUEPEL Etienne
DAGORT René
DESDOUETS Louis
FLANDIGAN Jean-Bte
FORGEARD Maurice
GAUTIER Joseph
GOUPILLIERE Lucien
HALLOUET Jean-Bte
LE BARS Auguste
LE BARS Jean
LECHEVALLIER Olympe
LEFEVRE Pierre-Marie
LEHUENEN Léon
LE1ZA Philippe
LEPAPE Lucien
LEPAPE Yvan
MADE René
MAHE Léon (Louis)
MARIE Ernest
OLAISOLA …

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1944 : Émile de Curton, Les îles St. Pierre et Miquelon

Des immenses territoires d’Amérique du Nord que la France ouvrit à la civilisation durant les XVIe et XVIIe siècles grâce à ses explorateurs et à ses courageux colons, seul reste aujourd’hui en sa possession le Territoire de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, petit archipel situé par 46° de latitude nord et 56° de longitude ouest, à quelques lieues des côtes sud de Terre-Neuve, à deux mille milles des ports atlantiques de la métropole.
Cet archipel minuscule comprend huit îlots rocheux dont la superficie totale, vingt-trois mille hectares, est à peine supérieure à celle du plus petit département français. Lire la suite …

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