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Ici Saint-Pierre et Miquelon

Lecture in Saint-Malo

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  • Conference hosted by Mr. Jean Lebrun, author of the book "Ici Saint-Pierre et Miquelon"

    This title echoes the famous "Ici Londres" opening on the BBC the program "The French speak to the French" during the war. Indeed, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon rallied to de Gaulle from Christmas 1941, when, shortly after Pearl Harbor, the tiny armada landed there, which he sent by surprise. Roosevelt, for whom the General is then only an extra, scolds, Churchill procrastinates and the men embodying Free...
    Conference hosted by Mr. Jean Lebrun, author of the book "Ici Saint-Pierre et Miquelon"

    This title echoes the famous "Ici Londres" opening on the BBC the program "The French speak to the French" during the war. Indeed, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon rallied to de Gaulle from Christmas 1941, when, shortly after Pearl Harbor, the tiny armada landed there, which he sent by surprise. Roosevelt, for whom the General is then only an extra, scolds, Churchill procrastinates and the men embodying Free France on the archipelago stand firm, from Admiral Muselier, not yet a dissident, to the young Alain Savary, future minister by Mitterrand.
    For a moment, Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon is thus bigger than itself. Then these islets of the North Atlantic ceased to make the "headlines" in London as in America. On the spot, notables, Prefect Apostolic at the head, hinder the action of Free France. Joined by many volunteers even before the "coup de Saint-Pierre", she enlisted by force, at the beginning of 1944, those who were still reluctant to support her.
    It could thus be said in 1945 that the whole archipelago was behind de Gaulle. He will celebrate him in 1967 when he stops on the way to "Free Quebec".
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  • On December 20, 2021 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM