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发表于 2016-7-9 23:18:23 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
  September 30
          James Dean made three movies in his short-lived Hollywood career
          1955: James Dean killed in car smash
          England have
          The Hollywood film star James Dean has been killed in a road accident in
California, USA.
          The 24-year-old actor was behind the wheel of his German-made Porsche
sports car when it was involved in a head-on collision with another car 30 miles
(48 km) east of Paso Robles this evening.
          Mr Dean"s mechanic, Rolph Wutherich, who was a passenger in the car, was
taken to hospital with serious injuries.
          Medics said Mr Dean, who was dead on arrival at hospital, suffered a broken
neck and numerous broken bones.
          At the time of the accident the road racing enthusiast was on his way to a
race meeting at Salinas, California.
          James Dean completed his latest film "Giant", an adaptation of Edna
Ferber"s book about Texas, just yesterday.
          His first film, "East of Eden", cast him firmly into the spotlight and many
critics believe he had a glittering Hollywood future ahead of him.
          James Byron Dean was born on 8 February 1931 in Marion, Indiana to Winton
and Mildred Dean.
          When he was five the family moved to Los Angeles where Winton Dean had
secured a new job as a dental technician.
          His mother died when he was eight after which Jimmy returned to the Midwest
where he was brought up by his aunt and uncle on their Indiana farm.
          After attending UCLA university in California he moved to New York to
pursue his acting career.
          He appeared in several television shows before gaining his first major role
in "East of Eden." His second film "Rebel Without a Cause" has not yet been
released.
          Preparations are now being made for Mr Dean"s funeral.
          PM Neville Chamberlain read out the agreement to jubilant crowds
          1938: "Peace for our time" - Chamberlain
          Artificially 1969: FilmTheTheAA The British Prime Minister has been hailed
as bringing "peace to Europe" after signing a non-aggression pact with
Germany.
          PM Neville Chamberlain arrived back in the UK today, holding an agreement
signed by Adolf Hitler which stated the German leader"s desire never to go to
war with Britain again.
          The two men met at the Munich conference between Britain, Germany, Italy
and France yesterday, convened to decide the future of Czechoslovakia"s
Sudetenland.
          Mr Chamberlain declared the accord with the Germans signalled "peace for
our time", after he had read it to a jubilant crowd gathered at Heston airport
in west London.
          The German leader stated in the agreement: "We are determined to continue
our efforts to remove possible sources of difference and thus to contribute to
assure the peace of Europe."
          But many MPs are bound to criticise it as part of the Prime Minister"s
"appeasement " of German aggression in Europe.
          And Mr Chamberlain"s personal pact will be little comfort to the
Czechoslovakian Government which has been forced to hand over the region of
Sudetenland to Germany, despite not being present at the conference.
          After greeting members of the public at the airport, Mr Chamberlain
appeared in front of another rejoicing throng on the balcony of Buckingham
Palace with the King and Queen, and again later outside 10 Downing Street.
          The British Prime Minister was forced to mobilise the Royal Navy four days
ago when Germany announced it was building massive fortifications in
Rhineland.
          But the Conservative leader has always expressed his desire to find a
peaceful solution to the Fuehrer"s wish to create a new - and enlarged - German
homeland in Europe.
          Vocabulary:
          collision: an accident resulting from violent impact of a moving
object(碰撞)
          convene : to come together; to meet; to unite(召集;集合)
          appeasement : the act of calming(缓和)
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