April 13, 1957

FRENCH PIONEERS: Paris, 12 – There has been much talk lately regarding electronics, the science that has brought about a true revolution in modern industry. France holds an important place among nations competing in this field, as it is the second country in the world to construct electronic devices, after the United States. In recent years, French engineers have built machines capable of carrying out very complicated calculations and resolving major problems. HERMAN BANG: Copenhagen, 13 – Denmark is preparing to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the great Danish writer Herman Bang, whose works have been translated into many languages, particularly French. Bang was influenced by the French writers Honore Balzac and Guy de Maupassant. Bang died on January 29, 1912 while on tour in America. GERMAN UNITY: – West and East Germany have decided to collaborate on the filming of Thomas Mann’s «Buddenbrooks.» Meanwhile, filming has already begun in West Germany of Mann’s last novel «The Confessions of Felix Krull.»

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