He Was Actually a Prominent Commander

In the early morning hours of the first day of October, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the beginning of sacred defense, a 5-minute video clip entitled "An Honored General" was broadcast on channel two, in which the Supreme Leader recalled the martyrdom of Ahmad Kazemi twice. In addition to the photos of this memoir, there were some photos of his presence with Martyr Kazemi on the fronts, and speeches ...

Excerpts from the memoirs of Valiollah Chehpour

Explosion in the Prime Minister Office

The day the Prime Minister Office exploded in Pasteur Square and Mr. Mohammad Ali Rajaei, the President, and Mr. Bahonar, the Prime Minister, were martyred, I and Mr. Ashraf Eslami, who was then the Deputy and Legal Representative of Prime Minister, were having lunch on the restaurant at ground floor of the building, when suddenly there was a terrible explosion from the upper floor of the building where the meeting room of ...

Muharram in Qom

Hajj Hossein Soleimani, one of the businessmen and fighters before the revolution, exiled with the supreme leader in Jiroft and one of the current servants of Astan Quds Razavi , narrates the days of Muharram mourning in Qom in the 1970s as follows: In the first decade of Muharram, led by Hajj Yadollah Alishahi, we worked with schoolchildren and their families to set up tents for the mourning of Yazd people in ...

A section of memories of Behjat Afraz

It is eight or ten months that we have had no letter from our captive

From 1988 to 1990, when the Iranian freed-POWs returned to the country, Saddam had become more rebellious and did not allow them to be visited and the issues related to them to be pursued or letters of the captives to reach their families. For this reason, the families were referring to our office and said that we have not had a letter from our captive for eight or ten months, and the ...

Invitation

Regarding his acquaintance with the holy shrine of Imam Reza (PBUH), Haj Hossain Sulaimani, a merchant in bazar, and a pre-revolutionary campaigner who was in exile along with the Leader of Islamic Revolution in the city of Jiroft and the current servant of Astan-e Qods Razavi narrates as follows: After the end of the first grade, we went to Mashhad for the first time with our relatives and family. Out of devotion, ...

Memories of Narrator of the Book "The Most Beautiful Days of Life"; Seyyedeh Fawzia Madih

I Traded My Patience with God

I was born in Khorramshahr and am one of the most resilient women in this city. I have witnessed and participated in the revolution, the Arab People War, and the Resistance War in Khorramshahr. I want to start with Isfahani People Hosseinieh in Khorramshahr. We were a number of passionate and active young people who started our cultural activities in this city.

Memoirs of Iran Torabi

Womens logistics and support during the scared defense

According to website of Iranian Oral History, the owner of the memories of the book “Memoirs of Iran” is Mrs. Iran Torabi who recounted her memoirs of the sacred defense in December 2019 during the 19th commemoration ceremony of the martyrs of Ansar Rasoullollah (SAWA) Battalion. She has been active in the hospital in the war areas and in remote areas of the country for years.

A Japanese Memories of Imam Khomeini Photo in Keyhan Newspaper

After severe suppression of the Pahlavi regime in confrontation with the key elements of the 1963 uprising, including executions, imprisonment and exile, news boycotts and preventing the publication of any news or images of Imam Khomeini became the main agenda of every state and non-governmental organization and institution. SAVAK and Shahrbani would seriously confront the opposition. Following the exile of Imam to Bursary in Turky in autumn of 1964 and then to Najaf, ...

As a Pilgrim Narrated-2

The Last Day of Marching toward Karbala

2018 (1397 SH) was the last day of marching to Karbala. After the morning prayer, we departed from Abbasiyah doorway in pillar (amud) 1110, which is affiliated with shrine of Abbas ibn Ali. Outside the doorway, a large crowd was moving to Karbala. We were moving forward. A little further, we stopped to have breakfast, and headed again. In the middle of the road we saw an Iranian Mokeb (cavalcade) belonging to the Isfahanian.

As a pilgrim narrated:

A Night and a Day of Arbaeen march

Leaving an Iraqi familys home, we started walking from fourteenth power pylons (Amud) around 1:30 pm on Wednesday, October 27 in 2016. The road at night was much quieter than day. Pilgrims were walking on both roads that there was Mokab on one of them, and no one on another way. We were going to move every fifty pylons ...
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An Excerpt from Ahmad Mansouri memoirs on the eve of Nowruz 1358 (March 21, 1979)

Protection of Paarchin Military Industries

Immediately after fall of the Pahlavi military and security headquarters and the victory of the Islamic Revolution, people in every city and neighborhood took over the protection of the region, and established the Islamic Revolution Committees, which was a spontaneous revolutionary institution. The people of East Tehran also had voluntarily gathered in Parchin to protect the military industry of Parchin, which included several factories and critical centers of the military industry in about forty kilometers area.

A Critique on the Oral History of War; Reviewing an Interview

Following the decision of the Sacred Defense Documentation and Research Center to interview with war commanders under the title "Oral History of Commanders", designed and implemented by the late Dr. Ardestani, I have steadily studied and written various notes about the oral history, with respect to the importance of methodology. In Persian references, the oral history has been perceived and emphasized more by the validity of the oral methodology and its distinction ...
As a rescue worker, a girl teenager narrates about the sacred defense

The People of the War Zones Were All Warrior

A report on the women activities behind the front line during the holy defense
The first years of Monire Sadeghis adolescence coincided with the outbreak of the imposed war. She is one of the active girl teen in the eight years of the holy defense, who was a regular volunteer in Basij, served as a rescue worker in war zones, and was engaged in military training of women since the first years of the imposed war. Sadeghi was born in 1968 in Ilam and has memories ...

An Excerpt from the Memoirs of Colonel Ali Ghamari

On October 22, 1980, it was announced that all the defenders of the garrison Khorramshahr have died a martyr, which had a very bad effect on fighters spirit, because our place, that is the garrison Khorramshahr, had been completely occupied by the Iraqis. Many cried when heard this news. I was very upset to hear it, but could not believe whether it was true. So, I sent one of the informants to investigate about it and then to let me know.