Milestones, Oct. 13, 1952

Divorced. Sir Robert Alexander Watson-Watt, 60, principal developer of radar (patents filed in 1935); by his onetime research assistant, Lady Watson-Watt; after 36 years of marriage; in London.

Died. Alfred Neumann, 56, German poet (Songs of Laughter and Despair), historical romancer (The Devil, The Patriot, The Gaudy Empire), whose contempt for tyrants and dictators (Louis XI, Paul I, Napoleon III) caused Hitler to banish both him and his works from Germany; of a heart ailment; in Lugano, Switzerland. The Devil, an extraordinary reworking of Quentin Durward into a psychological flesh-creeper, was a bestseller of the late '20s; The Patriot, also a bestseller,...

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