"I was cutting hay with other women, when we saw a German soldier on the other side of the street," Miss Lobjoie told her son.
"He had a sketch pad and seemed to be drawing. All the women found this soldier interesting, and wanted to know what he was drawing. They picked me to try to approach him," she said.
The pair started a brief relationship, and the following year Jean-Marie was born.
"On the rare occasions your father was around, he liked to take me for walks in the countryside. But these walks usually ended badly. Your father, inspired by nature, launched into speeches I did not really understand," Miss Lobjoie said.
She recalled that Loret's father did not speak French "but solely ranted in German, talking to an imaginary audience."
"Even if I spoke German I would not be able to follow him, as the histories of Prussia, Austria and Bavaria where not familiar to me at all," Miss Lobjoie said.
The revelation haunted Loret for the rest of his life. Amazingly, in 1939 he went on to fight the Germans, defending the Maginot Line. Later, during the Nazi occupation, Loret even joined the French Resistance, and was given the codename "Clement".