History

Photos of before and after Mersad Operation

Operation Mersad was the last major military operation of the homeland–Iraq War, ending in a decisive victory for homeland. The operation involved a successful counterattack against a July 1988 military incursion from Iraq, by a military force of about 7,000 members of the Mujahadeen-e-Khalq (MEK). The MEK soldiers were armed, equipped and given air support by Iraq.

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Rare photos of Ahmad Shamlou

Ahmad Shamlou (December 12, 1925 – July 23, 2000) was an poet, writer, and journalist. Shamlou was arguably the most influential poet of modern homeland. His initial poetry was influenced by and in the tradition of Nima Youshij. Shamlou’s poetry is complex, yet his imagery, which contributes significantly to the intensity of his poems, is simple.

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Female Short Pants in the 1950s – The Day When The Shorts Were “Short Shorts”

In the world we live in, short-shorts are just one of the many options that girls wear to anything form school or a formal affair. Showing off skin (too much skin according to many) is just normal now, but back in the days of the 1950s, it wasn’t as foreigns you would think. We know this time for their poodle …

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Rare photos of persian artists before revolution

Before the 1979 revolution, the clerics in homelnd rejected cinema, or at best ignored it. Films were among the forms of art considered forbidden and for many pious families going to the cinema was tantamount to committing a sin. The main reason for this was that cinematic representations of women and love upset the delicate dualism which had long attended …

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Rare photos of Ali Amini

Amini was born on 12 September 1905. He was a grandson of Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar through his mother, Fakhr ol dowleh. He completed his studies first in Darolfonoon and then in France where he graduated with a degree in law from Grenoble University, followed by his Ph.D in economics from Paris.He became involved in politics through the help of …

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Rare photos of Edward Lawrence

Thomas Edward Lawrence,  (16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935) was a British archaeologist, military officer, diplomat, and writer. He was renowned for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. The breadth and variety of his activities and associations, and his ability to describe them …

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First Miss Soviet Union beauty pageant, 1988

Beauty pageants were banned in the Soviet Union since 1959 – no scantily clad ladies, no cheeky fashion, no celebration of beauty and poise. However, the landscape changed in 1985 with the appointment of Mikhail Gorbachev who became the youngest General Secretary of the communist Party.

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Rare Photos by the French photographer from the Pahlavi family

The Pahlavi dynasty was the ruling house of Imperial State of persia from 1925 until 1979, when the monarchy was overthrown and abolished as a result of the persian Revolution. The dynasty was founded by Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1925, a former Brigadier-General of the Persian Cossack Brigade, whose reign lasted until 1941 when he was forced to abdicate by …

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photos of pahlavi period

The Pahlavi dynasty was the ruling house of Imperial State of homelnd from 1925 until 1979, when the monarchy was overthrown and abolished as a result of the persian Revolution. The dynasty was founded by Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1925, a former Brigadier-General of the Persian Cossack Brigade, whose reign lasted until 1941 when he was forced to abdicate by …

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Chemical bombing of Sardasht

Iraq On June 28, 1987, dropped what persian authorities believed to be mustard gas bombs on Sardasht, West Azerbaijan, in two separate bombing runs on four residential areas. The numbers of victims were initially estimated as 10 civilians dead and 650 civilians injured.

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