Oral History and Historiography of the Islamic Revolution

An Interview with Dr. Morteza Mirdar

For more than two decades, the subject of oral history has been considered among history scholars, especially scholars of history of the Islamic Revolution. Many works have been published in this title in the country and abroad, theoretical discussions have done about this field, and a number of books have been published about it. But what is the relationship between oral history and historiography of the Islamic Revolution? Has oral history helped historiography of the Islamic Revolution in this period?

A Crime That Will Not Be Forgotten

Eyewitnesses Narrate The Event Of 17th Of Shahrivar, 1357

17th of Shahrivar 1357 (September 8, 1978) is remembered as a bitter day in the memory of the Iranian revolutionary people. On this day, a large number of people were martyred by the forces of the Pahlavi regime in Tehrans Jaleh (Shohada) Square. According to many experts, the massacre of the people on this day cleared the Pahlavi regimes attitude over the popular protests and showed the real nature of the regime.

Memories of The Isfahan Girl of the Days of Revolution

I am Zahra Karbasi, born in 1937; my ancestors were clergymen and prominent Marjas of Isfahan, and our great-grandfather is buried in his own house near Hakim Mosque. I married in 1952, when I was only 14 years old. I had given three children to birth until 1956, and I lost my first two children due to illness, after a few years. I went to a Maktab which head by a rigid religious woman, ...

Kobra Nemati Tells of Memories of School

I entered education in Aban (October or November) 1979. I taught sociology and mostly religious sciences early, but when the war broke out, I was principal of Tarbiat High School and also principal of night High School of Parvin Etesami. Before the war began, there was news that Iraqis had come to the border. The first martyr of Ilam, Ruhollah Shanbei, was a Pasdar (force of IRGC) who died a martyr on the border.

An interview with former commander of the 16th Armored Division of Qazvin – 2

The leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei stated, “Our army is a revolutionary army. There are lots of things inside you which you can’t find in others. You are an army which fought for the sake of your country for ten years. Few armies in the world have such a feature. There are many armies that have not stood in these crises and have not given such an exam to the people; the pious ...

An interview with former commander of the 16th Armored Division of Qazvin – 1

Armored General

He came wearing a dress in ripe wheat color, black high-heeled varnished boots, high-quality leather gloves, and gold-rimmed glasses over his nose; a leather hat special for armored horsemen and the golden medal of Fath 2 with three palm tree leaves and the dome of Khorramshahrs Jame (Grand) Mosque as well as the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran installed on the collar of his blue coat.

A Review of Memories of Masoumeh Khansari Bozorgi -1

Memories of Jahād-e Sāzandegī, Relief, and Cultural Activities in School

Masoumeh Khansari Bozorgi is one of the most active women in the post-Islamic Revolution and the holy defense era. She began her activities in Jihad of Construction (Jahād-e Sāzandegī) and after starting the imposed war she attended the war support headquarters and then went to south of the country for relief, but her main activity in those years was to carry out cultural activities in schools. Jihadi activities in deprived areas of Tehran, Varamin and Shahriar, activities in war ...

Interview with retired Colonel Qassem Nematollahi-2

Telecommunications is Like a Nervous System of the Army

Telecommunications is the nerves of the military. Have you ever encountered people with upset nerves?! How are they?! Just as the nervous system transmits commands from the brain to the nerves, so do telecommunication systems deliver the commands of a commander to his subordinate elements. Telecommunications in war is like a chain of nerves for a human being. Without Telecommunications, the commander, the watcher and the artillery will be useless, and none of the commanders can do anything.

An interview with retired colonel, Qassem Nematollahi - 1

Telecommunication in war

Telecommunication is needed for coordination, integration and unity in important battles and operations on a large scale; the coordination in a war is not possible without telecommunication. The issue of telecommunications is an important but unknown issue in war. To recognize the significance of this important and inseparable part of the war, we gave an ear to Colonel Nematollahi, an officer and the Commander of the Telecommunication of the 77th Division of Mashhad.

Interview with head of Abdanans Basij Women Unit during Holy Defense

A Report on Rear Activities of Abdanan Women in Holy Defense

The first years of Esmat Ghazanfaris youth coincided with outbreak of the imposed war. She is one of the girls who were active in the eight years of Holy Defense who served in the fronts from the first years of the imposed war, and after being recruited to the IRGC, expanded her career as a Basij officer for Women Unit of Abdanan, Ilam. Ghazanfari was born on August 1962 in Abdanan, ...
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Nayereh Sadat Ehtesham Razavi Narrates Meeting with Shahid Nawab Safavi

Despite I did all my best, I could not meet him until shortly before his martyrdom. At that time, we lived in Sar Asiyab Doolab. One day I entered a real estate agency in Khorasan Square and asked, ‘Sir, will you let me call?’ He replied: ‘No problem.’ I dialed the phone number of the military prosecutor and talked to Azmoudeh. I said to him: ‘You have imprisoned the soldiers of Islam and the offspring of the Messenger of God for supporting religion, and sentenced them to death; ...
A review of the book "From the Pavilion to the Trench"

Memoirs of Abbas Ali Dargahi

On the cover of [the book] "From the Pavilion to the Trench" is a contemplative image of an engraved warrior prostrating outside the trench under the protection of his God, and on the back [cover] of the book is a multi-line narrative of the great victory: "The fighting forces, seeing the destruction of the Iraqi tanks, rushed towards the Iraqis from the trench with shouts of God Almighty, and at four oclock in the morning,
Review of the book "Sky is Close to Heaven"

Memoirs of Pilot Hossein Behzadfar

A suitable photo of a pilot and a stair-liked arrangement of the title, which remind the peak and the flight, is used for the cover of the book "Sky is Close to Heaven". The book begins with a brief dedication by the pilot Hossein Behzadfar to his wife and then handwriting of thanks to those who work to collect the memories of warriors and martyrs. Then there is an introduction of the Sacred Defense Documents Organization, ...
The 328th of Night of Memory – 2

Narrating the Heroism of the Air Force

To narrate the memories of the Sacred defense, the 328th Night of Memory program was held by Davoud Salehi as the presenter on Thursday, September 23, 2021, in the tomb of the anonymous martyrs of the Art Centers. Commander Jahangir Ibn Yamin and Commander Akbar Zamani shared their memories in this meeting. In the second part of the Night of Memory program, the presenter, said: "Analyzing the behavior of our pilots in the Air Force of the Army ...