Henri de Turenne (writer)

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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]


  • Les Grandes Batailles (series: 1967–1975)
  • Les évasions célèbres (1972)
  • Les Grandes Batailles du Passé (series: 1973–1977)
  • Le Loup blanc (1977)
  • Les Grands déserts (1981)
  • Fort Saganne (1984)
  • Sixième gauche (1990) (TV)
  • Maigret et le fantôme" (1994) (TV)
  • Les alsaciens - ou les deux Mathilde (series: 1996–1997) (TV)
  • La ferme du crocodile (1996) (TV)
  • L'Algérie des chimères (2001) (TV)
  • Apocalypse - La 2e guerre mondiale (2009) (TV)


  • Turenne, Henri de; Ducher, François; Deutsch, Michel; (1996). Les Alsaciens, ou, Les deux Mathilde. Paris: Jean-Claude Lattès. ISBN 978-2-7096-1713-0
  • Turenne, Henri de; Soulé, Robert; (2000). L'Algérie des chimères. Paris : Jean-Claude Lattès. ISBN 978-2-7096-2138-0

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