René-Jacques, born René Giton, was born in Phnom Penh in 1908. He spent his first eight years in the French colony and enjoyed great freedom closer to the Cambodian nature. The return to France orchestrated by his mother in 1917 is brutal. René-Jacques is not accustomed to privations, he is subject to the rationing of the First World War, and the rigor of the Royan College. The situation improves with the installation of the family in Paris in 1924. After his military service and law studies, Re-Jacques, then twenty-two years old, decides, against the advice of his family, to become a...
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