Henri de Turenne (writer)

Henri de Turenne (19 November 1921 – 23 August 2016) is a French journalist and screenwriter. He was born in Tours.[1] The son of Armand de Turenne, a World War I flying ace, he was raised in Germany and French Algeria, both countries becoming central creative themes in his adult work.[1] After the Second World War, de Turenne worked as a journalist for Agence France-Presse, Le Figaro, France Soir, and ORTF, reporting from Allied-occupied Germany, covering the Korean War and the Algerian War, and, in 1952, winning the Prix Albert Londres.[1] Since the mid-1960s, he worked primarily in television, notably on the French Grandes Batailles series for Pathé, making over a hundred documentaries.[1] He won an Emmy in 1982 for a documentary on the Vietnam War.[1] His fictional works include Les Alsaciens ou les deux Mathilde (1996), made for Arte, for which he shared a 7 d'Or with Michel Deutsch.[1]



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