During World War II his house was damaged. When the Germans landed in Tunisia, they occupied the entire country except for the inland part, to which the British and the American armies succeeded in getting by air and by land, before the Germans could occupy it. The cannon shells, the Messerschmitt Bf 110 and the Ju-87 Stuka bombs from the Luftwaffe forced his and other families to move from place to place according to the sound of the explosions. No one was there to direct them or to guide them. Therefore school was suspended; the children spent a lot of time in the countryside. There, Emile started to memorize every move, the facts and the impressions he had witnessed, in order to be able to put them on paper later.
Emile left his town at the age of fourteen, first for France, where he spent some time on a farm in the Gers region overlooking the Pyrenees, 13 miles south of the city of Auch, and in Paris, where he studied mathematics, and finally he went to Germany to perform trade show construction for French companies. In Germany he created a trade show booth and display equipment factory. He produced very famous booths for major European companies such as Triumph International, RWE, Rheinish Westafalisches Elektrizitatswerk, and for French companies such as Rhodiaceta, a subsidiary of Rhone Poulenc, Thomson Brand, and others. He produced group exhibits for the Comite Permanent des Foires et Manifestations Economiques a l'Etranger, a branch of the French government, for the DTI (UK) Department of Trade and Industry, and for the US Commerce Department, as well as thousands of individual booths for European and American companies.
In 1983 Emile also created Le Pont Ltd, which later became Le Pont International Ltd, which is involved in strategic marketing and advising for international trade.
In his free time, Emile loves to read, write, tell stories, and watch old movies. Every day he takes a walk of a few miles with his wife. After his work day Emile writes a poem almost every night. He plays ping pong and chess and likes listening to music. He enjoys soccer and gardening. His character is very friendly, positive, encouraging and reassuring. He published three books and authored two other books (to be published shortly) and over 700 stories, poems and articles.