The mid-18th century deportation of Acadians to Europe is described and the plans to resettle them in Belle-Ile in the Bay of Biscay outlined. Despite resistance from the Acadians settlements were established, attempting to build homogenous communities. Combinations of taxation burdens, drought, disease and the social expectations of the Acadians undermined the resettlement which largely collapsed. The Acadians moved on to France, the Falkland Islands and Louisiana.-D.A.Lewis