The Oral History of the Sacred Defense Narrated by Ali Ishaqi

Electronic Warfare*

Electronic Warfare is a book on the Sacred Defense narrated by Ali Ishaqi which was published in 2018 by Sacred Defense Documentation and Research Center, thanks to the efforts of Yadollah Izadi. The book includes 27 interviews with this commander of Sacred Defense and covers his childhood until the adoption of Resolution 598 and the end of the Iran-Iraq War. Due to the continuity of topics in some interview sessions, ...

Introducing a Book Entitled "Mr. Book"

The book "Mr. Book", in the field of oral history Office for Studies of the Cultural Front of Islamic Revolution, has been prepared and compiled by Mohammad Hossein Baronaghi. This book is a review of life and time of the sixty-year-old experience in bookstore of "Hajj Ali Yazdankhah", father of a martyr, and the revolutionary book seller of Kashan. The "Mr. Book" includes six chapters on the life of Hajj Ali and ...

Memoirs from infancy; is it possible?

A note from “Eighty Years of Effort”

Dr. Ahmad Azimi Bolourian was born in the city of Mashhad in 1935. He was released his memoirs in a book titled “Eighty Years of Effort: Step by Step Along with Iran’s Social and Political Transformations since the Second Decade of 1300”. It was released in 2017 by the Publications of Rasa Cultural Services Institute. He has got the PhD degree in Civil and Urban Engineering from Washington University and has been ...

Oral Memories Related to the Familiar Revolution Music

Freedom Shout

Ahmad Ali Ragheb is a composer whose revolutionary songs are more known than himself. The post-revolutionary generation has grown up with his songs, from "Schools have got opened" and "Hello Classmate" to the orchestral pieces like "Freedom Shout", "The Holy Shahid", "America, Shame on Your Deceit" and "Blessed Be This Victory". In collaboration with Hamid Sabzevari and Mohammad Golriz, he is one of the less-known side of a golden triangle which created ...

Memorable Roles/Forgotten Roles

"Memorable Roles-Review of Memory-writing Literature" authored and translated by Ahmad Okhovvat, edited by: M. B. Hajiani, published in coat pocket size (12*19) and 263 pages by Goman Publication; Second edition, winter 2020, 700 copies, price 500,000 Rial. In recent decades, numerous and various release of memory books in Iran and abroad, especially memoirs of the Revolution, eight years of Iran-Iraq War, has made memory-writing a pervasive and widespread phenomenon;

Taking a look at Ali Ishaqi Book on Oral History

I had the opportunity to read Mr. Ali Ishaqi book on oral history. According to my research on the second volume of the book "Fundamental Issues of War in the Works of the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps", I found some very interesting and rare points in the book that led to the writing of this notes. The reason for the importance and value of the book, in my opinion, ...

The Narration of Seyyed Yahya Safavi

"From Sanandaj to Khorramshahr"

Oral history of Sacred Defense

"From Sanandaj to Khorramshahr "is the title of the first volume of the book of narration of Seyyed Yahya (Rahim) Safavi about the history of sacred defense, which was published by the Sacred Defense Documentation and Research Center in 2018 by the late Dr. Hossein Ardestani. The book includes 28 conversations with the Sacred Defense Commander, which includes his birth until the end of Beit-ol-Moqaddas operation and the liberatiaon of Khorramshahr.

Bread of The War Years

The book "Bread of The War Years", a review of role of women in village of Sad Kharu in Sabzevar in supporting the holy defense was published. This book is result of about 24 hour interview between Mohammad Asgharzadeh and the women of Sad Kahru Village, written by Mahmoud Shamabadi; memories of the women of Sad Kharu Village in supporting the front was narrated in 16 chapters and 126 headings.

Oral History of Sacred Defense as Narrated by Morteza Ghorbani

On the Road to Victory

The first volume of Morteza Ghorbani narration of the scared defense is entitled "On the Road to Victory". It has been compiled by Amir Razzagh Zadeh and released by the Center for Sacred Defense Documents and Research in 2019. The book consists of 16 sessions of interview with this general of the scared defense era conducted in the years between 2009 to 2012.

Oral History of Sacred Defense as Narrated by Ahmad Gholampour: Ahvaz Youth Are Alive

The first volume of book of oral history of Sacred Defense as narrated by Ahmad Gholampour entitled "Ahvaz Youth Are Alive", compiled by Majid Mokhtari and was published by the Sacred Defense Document and Research Center in 2019 (1398 SH). As mentioned in the preface of the book, we know Ahmad Gholampour as commander of Karbala Headquarter, but he has been active both in the field and at the headquarter level.

Sit-in at Shahreza Hospital in Mashhad

During daily rallies in Mashhad, the mercenaries with the cooperation of regime agents attacked the people, and in the midst of this, some people were injured and even killed. Since Shahreza Hospital was the most important and largest hospital in Mashhad, most of the injured or killed people were transferred there. On the 22nd of Azar 1357 (December 13, 1978), the regime agents invaded there to identify and arrest the injured of the rallies and to prevent them from ...
The Anniversary of Takeover of the U.S. Embassy

A Genuine Question

I do not forget the time when the young people had taken over the spy nest and there was a tumult — maybe less than a month had passed — and we had just come from Hajj. Mr. Hashemi, another person and I — whose I do not want to mention his name — went from Tehran to Qom to ask Imam they have finally been caught, what should we do with them now? Should they be kept, not keeping, what should we do?

A Part of Memoirs of a Soldier

The embankment where we were stationed led to the Khorramshahr asphalt road. For this reason, the Iraqis tried hard to recapture it. And finally, near at noon, they were able to settle in the embankment next to the asphalt road and shoot diagonally towards us from there. We had no choice but to retreat. Captain Barati, the battalion commander, ordered two kilometers behind to build an embankment for us to settle there.

Your Problem is Different / You Hinted Not to Hit More

One day, they came to me and said: “We want to take you to the prosecutors office so that the investigator will interrogate you.” We had been famous for the meetings we organized as the Anti-Baha’i Association. At that time, there were many people in Jahrom that worked in different jobs; Among other things, there was a sergeant major in Shahrbani (law enforcement force), who stood guard duty instead of the guard ...