A Photo Report of the Iraqi Forces Invasion to Tehran at the Onset of the Iran-Iraq War

On September 22, 1980, Iraqi forces made an airstrike and ground attack on various parts of Iran and started the imposed war. At about 2:30 pm, Iraqi aircrafts attacked Mehrabad Airport and surrounding areas in Tehran. The number of published photos related to this event is very limited. This photo report provides a brief overview of the photos which have been published and made available online, and offers suggestions for collecting other potential photos.

Narrative photography

With Bosnians warriors and injured

During the twenty-fourth anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre in the Bosnian War, I remembered those days when some of the Bosnian warriors and wounded had been brought to Iran for treatment, and I left the conex box, where used as a small office for Literature and Art of Resistance, and visited them to hear and record their story and memories.

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An interview that was not done

Yannis Behrakis, a well-known news photographer, who worked for Reuters News Agency, died on Saturday March 2, 2019. He was born in Athens in 1960. He educated in Athens School of Arts and Technology and received a Bachelor Degree from Middlesex University. In 1985-1986, he was a commercial studio photographer, and while he was working in there, he watched the film "Under Fire" and then he became eager to photograph war.

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The little men of those years

The Sacred Defense years were an opportunity for them to get from teen years to youth. They left their adolescence in the towns and villages and grew up as men in the fronts. This photo post is about the teenagers who abandoned their comfortable homes so that their mothers live in safety and comfort. They are brave men for Isfahan Province who took part in the war in the areas of Dar Khowein, Dalpari and Fakkeh.

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Military Training Course during Sacred Defense

Amirali Javadian has started photography in Art Center since 1978. He went to the sacred defenses fronts in 1981 to photograph. At that time, he was the photographer- correspondent for News Agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran and continued until 1365. Javadian entered into the university after the years of imposed war by Saddam Hussein against the Islamic Republic of Iran, and received his doctoral degree from the collage of Fine Arts in 2004.

The Hardest Work in the World

The literature of war memoir is a clear indication of any war, therefore, the literature of war is born and can not be made, because in wars the human foot and its ideals are in the midst (among) (In wars, humans and their ideals are involved) and with the sufferings and hopes of the soldiers and nations, these sufferings and hopes come out like a volcano lava from their minds and sit on the blank sheet of paper (white chest of paper).

A speech by Imam Moussa al-Sadr

The speech of Imam Moussa al-Sadr was made in assembly of the Ulema and Clergymen on the night of Eid al-Adha in February 1972 in Hosseinia Emadzadeh, Esfahan. In this lecture, the reason of establishment of the Supreme Council for Lebanese Shiites has been expressed.
 

A Critique on Oral history of War Commanders

“Answering Historical Questions and Ambiguities Instead of Individual-Organizational Identification”
“Oral history of Commanders” is reviewed with the assumption that in the field of war historiography, applying this method is narrated in an advancing “new” way, with the aim of war historiography, emphasizing role of commanders in creation of its situations and details.
A cut from memoirs of Jalil Taeffi

Escaping with camera

We were in the garden of one of my friends in "Siss" on 26th of Dey 1357 (January 16, 1979). We had gone for fun. It was there that we heard the news of Shah's escape from the local people. They said that the radio had announced. As soon as I heard this news, I took a donkey and went on its back.
Life of Martyr Kazem Amloo Narrated

Baneh Dream

The book "Baneh Dream" narrates the life of martyr Kazem Amloo. It has been authored by Alireza Kalami and released by Marz-o Boom Publications. The book starts with the publisher's preface and the author's introduction; then, 75 memories have been narrated from the language of the martyr's family, friends and comrades.
War commander narrates Operation Fat’h al-Mobin

Chenaneh

The book “Chenaneh” authored by the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) commander Brigadier General Fatollah Jafari is about different phases of Operation Fat’h al-Mobin. Jafari is the founder of IRGC combat units. He also set up the IRGC 3rd Combat Brigade and Division. The book’s title has been chosen from the name of a village in Shush area