SABAH (79)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

A few days after joining emergency ward, Fatemeh Bandari and Noosheen Najar came and said: “Please talk to the manager so that we can also join this hospital. The personnel in OPD hospital are sufficient and we have nothing special to do and our presence is more required here.” I talked to Mr. Hassani. He said: “You know how sensitive medical sections are during the war. There is the possibility that the enemy might want to enter these sections and we have to be ...

SABAH (78)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

We had no news of Ali. One day Shahnaz and I decided to go to the army base and meet Jahan Ara and ask him for updates on Ali. At the entrance of Persian hotel, we were stopped. They asked whom we wanted to meet. We said: “We are sisters of Ali Vatan Khah and it is quite a while that we have not heard anything from him. We have come to ask Brother Jahan Ara if he ...

SABAH (77)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

On the first day of first month of winter, we were in the hospital when my mother called. She went to telecommunication office of Sarbandar once in a while and called the hospital to know our whereabouts. Although we did not want to make her worry but we had to ask her about Ali. We thought he might have gone to visit them instead of coming to Abadan. My mother said that ...

SABAH (76)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

Zolfaghari front and the margin of Bahman Shir had been stabilized and the war in Dairy front had been suspended somehow. When a front was suspended and there was no movement or special conflict, there were less injured. It was not good for us as women to stay there and there was no explanation for our stay. Therefore I did not feel like returning there. From the other side Iraq was bombarding Abadan. Oil refinery, hospitals, markets, mosques, ...

SABAH (75)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

Ebika company was between Sarbandar and Mahshahr, right after the camp B station. As Saleheh said Ebika was a company for foreigners that army took charge after revolution and start of war. I asked Saleheh to take me to the company to visit her friends. I knew some of her friends prior to the war. Robab and Sakineh Hoursi, Fatemeh Deyhim, Banouyi, Kobra Aref Zadeh and Fatemeh and Narges Bandari were those individuals I knew. Saleheh accepted.

SABAH (74)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

Then Ali took us to Sarbandar at aunt Maryams place and returned to the front without hesitation. I heard from Nahid, auntie Maryams daughter, that there are a few rooms at the mosque allocated to war-stricken families. I went to the mosque and told them about our problem. I said that my husband is injured and cannot move. They gave us the room. Then uncle Hossein brought the children from Boroujerd to Sarbandar.”

SABAH (73)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

We said goodbye to Ghasem Farrokhi and Dr. Saadat and got into the helicopter. It was a small one. There were two rows of seats in it and in the best way, only ten people could sit in it. Before taking off, the co-pilot greeted us and said that we might have nausea during the flight which is natural for a person who gets into the helicopter for the first time.

SABAH (72)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

It was the second week of third month of autumn. More than one month had passed since Elaheh had come to Abadan. One day she said that she wants to go to Sarbandar to visit her family. I told her: “Elaheh! If you go, you might not be able to return and would have to stay.” She said: “No problem. It has been a long time that I haven’t heard from them.

SABAH (71)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

The next day, Ashraf, Elaheh and I went to Zolfaghari. The fighters who were there said that Iraqis had attached a few times since morning and most probably, the attacks will increase every hour. If this was the case, then there was probability that we would have lots of injured and high need of aid. Therefore, we decided to stay in our trench and not return to base. We had just said ...

SABAH (70)

Memoirs of Sabah Vatankhah

Hover craft turned with more speed towards port. As minutes passed, the volume and small of the smog increased. When we reached the port, the hover craft did not land on the soil and stood in the water near the waterfront. The crew threw a few big pallets on the water and formed a path towards the waterfront. Then they guided the passenger quickly towards out. The pallets trembled under our feet and the water reached our knees and made us wet.
Excerpts from the memoirs of Seyed Ahmad Zarhani

On the Day 31st Shahrivar 1359 (22nd September 1980)

In the summer of 1980, a member of the Islamic Association of the Dezful Vahdati Base reported: "Iraqi plane MIG has been appearing in Dezful for several days. The defense could shoot them, but the base commander preferred not shoot them. When the MIGs were gone, permission to fire was issued and our expensive ammunition is wasted." He added: "Meanwhile, the commander has planted poppies in the garden in front of his house and he does not fear to meet someone."
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.

Importance of Narrator Tone in Implementation

In order to better understand meaning and tone of the narrator, the author must be precise in ordinary peoples conversation, speech, and dialogue. For example, when you go to Bazaar, be more careful to hear normal conversations and actions and verbal reactions of people that are going on; like a surprise reaction. In implementation, we must respect the narrators tone and expression, and be faithful to it. One of the advantages of bringing the narrators tone ...
Review of the book "Behavior in Prudence"

Taking a look at the Political and Social Life of Ayatollah Haj Sheikh Hadi Barikbin

On the cover of the book, it is written: "The present book is a narration of the past life of a religious-political person in the Qazvin region; one who led the Friday Imamate in Qazvin for more than three decades; Hajj Sheikh Hadi Barikbin who had experienced two lifestyles as a child. The ritual and policy of Iranian life in the urban society in which Mr. Hadi was raised there was a strong connection between this model and Iranian identity.