1895 – D.W. Prowse – A history of Newfoundland – Chapter XVIII

A history of Newfoundland from the English, colonial, and foreign records (1895)

Prowse, D. W. (Daniel Woodley)
London, New York, 1895

CHAPTER XVIII.
ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON, THE FRENCH COLONY.

The French Empire in North America, once a magnificent dommion that extended from the St. Lawrence to the Gulf of Mexico, today consists of a small cluster of islands off the south coast of Newfoundland.

Miquelon, the largest of the group, has a few fishermen and farmers, but no harbour; all the interest in the little archipelago centres in the port and town ot St. Pierre, a bustling little seaport, …

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1941 : British Communique to be accepted by General de Gaulle

DRAFT OF COMMUNIQUE WHICH WOULD BW ACCEPTED BY GENERAL DE GAULLE

1. The islands are French and will remain French.

2. The present Administrator shall be withdrawn; the Administration of the islands shall be exercised by the Consultative Council.

3. The above-mentioned Council wil will agree to the appointment of Canadian and United States’ officials to assist them in the operation of the wireless stations on the islands in the common interest of the Allies.

4. The Free Franch National Committee inform His Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom that they never intended that ships of the Free French Naval …

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