Hiroshima Travelogue - Episode 3

It is pleasantly sultry. In the morning we leave for a museum called the “The Center of the Tokyo Raids and Was Damage”. It's a small 3-story building. A polite old woman welcomes us in. We take the steps to the second floor and take a seat. A film is being displayed about the horrific bombing of Tokyo by US forces.

Hiroshima Travelogue- Episode 2

We fly over Isfahan, Shiraz, the Persian Gulf and the United Arab Emirates before we land at Dubai Airport. We arrive at a bright city. The airport is itself a shiny, great, picturesque and colorful city; it has this gigantic metal-glass hall filled with big and small shops, passages and people of all races. We walk about the airport during the few hours we have to wait. The airport is built on what was once a desert and has now turned into the ticket to success for the Emirates as a transit zone.

Hiroshima Travelogue- Episode 1

I still have a few hours. I am writing the "Chronology of Iran's Contemporary History". It’s about the news on November 21, 1925. One of the pieces is about the military attaché of the Japanese government in India; Masaharu Homma. He is moving toward Iran. Iran's ambassador in Baghdad has informed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that Masaharu Homma has entered the political chronology, and will be granted a free visa.

fire in Anne Arundel, 50 years later

Joseph Ross of Linthicum stands on Dorsey Road in Glen Burnie, the point of origin for a series of brush fires that swept across much of northern Anne Arundel County on April 20, 1963. He is writing an oral history to show the impact of that day on county firefighting. Joseph Ross sits at his computer, opens Google Maps and types in “Dorsey Road.” He clicks the search button.

Fascinating memoir and exploration of a little-known period of recent history

HANOVER, N.H., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- An oral history comprised of interviews with members of Ukrainian collective farms that were organized after the Bolshevik Revolution.

Historically Speaking: Letters from Nagasaki tell of atomic bomb

This article written by Carolyn Krause features additional information about Carl Bretz. She introduced him to us two weeks ago, cited his career and how he came to be an Oak Ridger. The source Carolyn used is his soon to be published oral history.

When a prison, is not prison

A short while after the 1953 Iranian coup détat (known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup), they set most theaters on fire, closed them down and captured the artists. Under Bakhtiars military command in Tehran, they incarcerated the local populace under the pretext of the Article V of Law and imprisoned every artist. I was, too, arrested in the street. At first, they kept me in a detention center in Tehran where I met Mohammad Ali Jafari and many other artists and radio staff; then, a few days later they took me and Mr. Jafari to Qasr Prison due to lack of room for the detainees in the detention center. The word had gone out that those taken to Qasr would never return home.

The Trend of Historiography in Iran

Despite the early start of historiography in Iran, modern methods in historical research in the country, the source of inspiration of which has been claimed to be those method adopted by western historiographers, does not enjoy a long history.

What Is Memoir?

When I was young, famous men-usually retired generals, Shakespearean actors, or the disillusioned relatives of such people-wrote "their memoirs."

War is Unwritable

The cultural history of war is a very important approach in historiography which not only reviews the hidden angles of war and contributes a lot to understanding the “spirit of a war” by the mind and the language of a society living during a war, but also gives valuable research materials to other scientific fields concerned with the culture.

An Overview of the Book of “The Lost Passage”

Memories of the sapper narrators of 14th Imam Hossein Division
Some feathers scattered and floated between barbed wires on a brown background in a dazzling and special mixture, evoke the concept and purpose which is emphasized in book cover of “The Lost Passage”. At the back of the book that there are separated pieces of barbed wire on the same brown background sporadically contain an excerpt from the text of the book, part of which we read: ...

A Look at the Book “Operational Physicians-2”

Biography, Memories and Viewpoints of Dr. Mohammad Ali Attari, Professor and Specialist in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine and Pain
In the book “Field Physicians 2”, after acknowledgement, we first come to a short text written by Dr. Mohammad Ali Attari, and on the next page to a photograph, as it is stated under the photo, taken with Professor Majid Samii in the operating room (Germany, Hannover). After that the content, the editor introduction, and then “Biography at a Glance” which is a six-page summary of the book text, are presented.
The Fourth Online Meeting of Iranian Oral History

Iranian Oral History beyond Borders – 2

Dr. Abolfazl Hasanabadi, Dr. Morteza Rasouli Pour, and Dr. Abolhasani participated in the fourth meeting out of the series of meetings on oral history in Iran held online on Saturday 11th of Dey 1400 (January 1, 2022) hosted by Mrs. Mosafa. In the meeting set up in the History Hallway of the Clubhouse, they talked about “Iran’s Oral History beyond Borders”. In continuation of the meeting, the host asked ...
Interview with Brigadier General Farzollah Shahin-Rad


We were supposed to experience a hot summer day at seven oclock in the afternoon. I got to his house in ten minutes to seven, but I knew that working with the militant had special rules. One of them is punctuality. I went up and down the alley several times to meet this Ironman at his house. When I saw him from afar at military conferences, his sense of toughness was evident in demeanor.