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October 02, 2018

W5 - France's best-kept secret in North America

"Many Canadians may not realize that the United States isn't the only country that Canada shares a border with. W5's Kevin Newman takes a tour of Saint-Pierre et Miquelon; a tiny archipelago with a French connection."

Aussi: 'A Tempest in a Teapot’:Canadian Military Planning and the St. Pierre and Miquelon Affair, 1940-1942.

THE SMALL FRENCH COLONY OF ST. PIERRE AND MIQUELON, located some 32 kilometers off the south shore of Newfoundland, was a source of great concern for the Canadian government during the Second World War.1 When Nazi Germany defeated France in June 1940, the fate of the French Empire became uncertain. Canada and other Allied countries feared that French colonies might be used by the Germans to conduct military operations against them. The proximity of St. Pierre and Miquelon to Canada and the British colony of Newfoundland constituted a major threat.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at October 2, 2018 05:55 AM