1941 : US President to UK Prime Minister


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 …

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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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