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At the end of the 17th and into the early 18th century, British attacks caused the French settlers to abandon the islands, and the British took possession for 50 years (from 1713 to 1763).
The French took back the islands in 1763 under the Treaty of Paris (which ceded all of New France to Britain except for Saint Pierre and Miquelon) and settlers returned to live peacefully for 15 years.
It was alleged that the radio was helping German U-Boats on the Grand Banks, though this was never proven.
The Canadian Governor General at the time, The Earl of Athlone, never authorised the implementation of the plans. On 24 December 1941, a Free French flotilla led by the submarine cruiser took control of the islands without resistance, and installed Alain Savary as Governor.
The waters around these islands are very treacherous, and there have been over 600 shipwrecks along the coasts of the islands.
The island(s) of Miquelon-Langlade consists of three formerly separate islands, Miquelon (110 km or 35 sq mi) and Le Cap.
The total coastline is 120 kilometres (75 mi) long.
The isthmus was reinforced by hand with sand and quaternary deposits to what is now an 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) sand dune.
Under orders from de Gaulle, Admiral Émile Muselier organised the liberation of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, without the consent or knowledge of the Canadian and U. De Gaulle had a referendum organised, which was favourable to him, and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon thus became one of the first French territories to join Free France.
The affair led to a lasting distrust between De Gaulle and Roosevelt.
The European settlements on the islands are some of the oldest in the Americas (with the Spanish and Portuguese settlements), dating from at least the early 16th century.
At first Basque fishermen only visited the islands seasonally during the fishing season, but by the mid 17th century there were permanent French residents on the islands.