An English History of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

A brief history of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

For centuries, the history of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon and New France were closely linked, but by the second half of the 18th century, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon had become the lone French territory in North America. Its destiny, initially tied to the volatile relations between Britain and France, ultimately became a close reflection of France’s own struggles with absolutism, revolution, colonialism and war.

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Le suprême d’oursins du docteur Le Bolloch

Par le hasard des rencontres sur les réseaux sociaux, j’ai pu vous proposer l’an dernier une collection exceptionnelle d’images de 1941. De nouveau, c’est un réseau social qui m’a permis de rencontrer M Pascal Rabouille d’Amiens, détenteur d’un fonds d’archives privées particulièrement riche : ceux du docteur Le Bolloch. Ce parent éloigné du docteur s’intéresse aujourd’hui à son histoire et celle de la fabrique d’oursins de Saint-Pierre.

Avant de vous exposer quelques éléments choisis de ce fonds, revenons sur la situation des îles à cette époque. Les années trente furent à Saint-Pierre et Miquelon une décennie riche sur le plan …

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9 février 1942 – l’Alysse

« On loan from Royal Navy since 17 June 1941.
On 9 February 1942 she was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic, about 420 nautical miles east of Cape Race, Canada in approximate position 46º00’N, 44º00’W by the German submarine U-654 while escorting convoy ON-60.
68 Of her crew went down with the ship there were 117 survivors which includes the wounded commanding officer (Lieutenant De Vaisseau Jacques Pepin-Le Halleur) and were resued by Hepatica and Moose Jaw. »

Saint-Pierrais, engagés volontaires à bord de l’Alysse

  • Joseph Vigneau – 28 ans
  • Jean Boudreau – 18 ans
  • René Lemaine –
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1914 : French Possessions Near Canada are Deserted by Fishing Boats.

12 august 1914 : Toronto Star
MIQUELON IS IN TROUBLE
French Possessions Near Canada are Deserted by Fishing Boats.

Canadian Press Despatch.
St. Pierre, Miq. (off Nova Scotia), Aug. 7 (delayed in transmission). – The outbreak of the European war has caused the withdrawal from this Island of nearly the entire French fishing fleet, and many steam trawlers have returned to Havre and Brest. Business has badly crippled as the bank has refused to cash drafts and checks on France.
Upon receipt of official advices that hostilities had begun, the Colonial Government sent two steam trawlers to the fishing fleet …

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1908 : CANADA AND THE MIQUELON ISLANDS.

20 novembre 1908.
CANADA AND THE MIQUELON ISLANDS.

Two disturbances on the Miquelon Islands which culminated in the hoisting of the American flag by some of the angry inhabitants, have a very direct interest for the people of Canada. These islands are geographically a part of Newfoundland, and, lying as they do just off the mouth of Fortune Bay, could be made to command Canada’s eastern doorway via the St. Lawrence. If they are to pass out of the control of France, Canada or Newfoundland, which will eventually become a part of the Dominion, ought to succeed to the control …

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1999 : Canada a key snooper in huge spy network

Canada a key snooper in huge spy network
Report says alliance is able to intercept nearly any message
Jim Bronskill The Ottawa Citizen
Monday, May 24, 1999

Canada belongs to a global spy network capable of snooping on virtually every type of communication, from long-distance phone calls to Internet e-mail, says a newly published study.

The detailed report, prepared for the European Parliament, warns that the electronic intelligence agencies of the world’s major English-speaking countries increasingly use the information they collect to gain an upper hand on economic rivals.

It concludes the surveillance web controlled by the UKUSA alliance — …

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1962 : La question du service militaire, par J. PONCHELET

MINISTERE D’ETAT
CHARGE DU SAHARA.,
DES DEPARTEMENTS ET
TERRITOIRES D’OUTRE-MER
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INSPECTION GENERALE
DE LA
FRANCE D’OUTRE-MER
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TERRITOIRE de
SAINT–PIERRE ET MIQUELON
1961
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N° E-1
2 Pièces jointes.
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LA …

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1915 – Liste des contingents de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

Source : GAUVAIN D., 1918, Almanach du centenaire 1816-1916. C. Renaudie Paris.
[BMSP].
Les Saint-Pierrais à la Guerre

Nous publions ici des listes :
  1. Des anciens habitants, anciens fonctionnaires, et descendants d’habitants que la guerre a mobilisés ou trouvés à l’armée, ailleurs que dans l’Amérique du Nord.
  2. Des originaires ou habitants de Saint-Pierre que la mobilisation a trouvés au Canada ou aux Etats-Unis.
  3. Des habitants de la Colonie qui en sont partis pour la guerre, de 1914 à la « classe 17 ».
Ces derniers sont groupés et le nom de contingent est donné aux départs les plus considérables, les …
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