Henri de Turenne, French journalist and screenwriter, Died at 94

Henri de Turenne was born on November 19, 1921, in Tours, France August 23, 2016.

He was a French journalist and screenwriter.

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.

When the Second World War was over, 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.

As of the mid-1960s, he worked primarily in television, notably on the French Grandes Batailles series for Pathé, making over a hundred documentaries.

Henri won an Emmy in 1982 for a documentary on the Vietnam War.

Turenne’s fictional works include Les Alsaciens ou les deux Mathilde (1996), made for Arte, for which he shared a Sept d’or with Michel Deutsch.

Henri de Turenne passed away at 94 years old.