Arnaud was born in Rouen, Normandy in 1964. His studies in Paris and NYC led him to his interest in economics, politics and history.
He wrote documentaries for TV and collaborated as a journalist with BBC Scotland, for example, on a 7-hour TV program for the historical event the « Auld Alliance”, a long term (1295-1560) treaty between France and Scotland).
Arnaud also worked for 20 years as a travel agent and tour leader in Europe, Asia, Africa and America.
He has been focused on WWII since his American father-in-law, Jack (a U.S. airborne supporter and fanatic), depicted the D-Day attacks and the fantastic work of the 82nd and 101th with their Dakotas and Wacos.
Arnaud’s children are both French/ American citizens and work in Brooklyn / New-York.
His french grandfather, Jean, escaped Dunkerque (Dynamo Operation in June 1940) at the very last minute by diving into the harbour and getting rescued by the Royal Navy.
His great uncle Augustin was a doctor who was left in Dunkerque and captured by the Germans. He remained a prisoner of war until the end of the war.
Arnaud is full of gratitude to the Allies for saving democracy in Europe and very conscious of the ultimate sacrifice made by thousands of young American soldiers who made our freedom possible today, thanks to the U.S. forces and the Allies