- Turenne, Henri de
- (November 19, 1921,Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France - )The son of an air force colonel, he grew up in Germany, Algeria, and Paris. Hired in 1952 by the AFP (Agence France Presse) as an international reporter, he covered the Korean War in 1952, and his articles published in Le Figaro earned him the prestigious Albert Londres Prize. He worked for France Soir and began collaborating on the TV programs Camera 3 and Cinq Colonnes à la Une. From 1967 to 1975, he co-produced and co-wrote a compilation documentary TV series, Les Grandes Batailles du Passé. In 1982, his documentary Vietnam received an Emmy Award in the USA. From 1977 to 2001, he co-wrote several fictions: 1977 Le Loup blanc (TV, Jean-Pierre Decourt); 1984 Fort Saganne (also co-adapter, Alain Corneau); 1990 Sixième Gauche (50 X 26", Claire Blangille), 1994 Maigret et le Fantôme / Maigret ja aave / USA: Maigret and the Ghost (TV, Hannu Kahakorpi, France / Switzerland / Belgium); 1996 Les Alsaciens ou les Deux Mathilde / Die Elsasser (TV, Michel Favart, France / West Germany); La Ferme du Crocodile (TV, Didier Albert); 2001 L'Algérie des Chimères (3 X 80", François Luciani). In 1997, he also produced Vietnam: A Television Filmogra-phy History (documentary, episodes "Roots of a War: 1945-1953", "America's Mandarin: 1954-1963", UK / USA / France).Filmography1970 ◘ 36, le grand Tournant (documentary)
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