No. 243    |    7 March 2016


Women’s Oral History, Needs and Necessities

Oral history, as a suitable means to transfer experience from one generation to another or from one social group with all its processes and elements and since the beginning of feminist activities in 60s and afterwards has always been considered by historians writing history of women. Effectiveness of oral history in building communication with isolated populations and religious and racial minority group, has always been employed in documentation and recording of women’ life in political, social, cultural and normal life arenas.

About the Mostoufi Dead-end

Kerman in Mirza Mostafakhan Mostoufi Kermani’s look

An old, faded and rusty plaque has been set on the part of a wall. It contains the name of alley: ‘Mostoufi Dead-end’. On the other part of the wall the same name has been written with chalk. The picture of this brick wall along with the writing on it has formed the cover of a book, whose name is the same: Mostoufi Dead-end

Isfahan Student Movement (9)

SAVAK came forward with the trick of photo

The memoirs of Mohammad Ali Haji Moniri in the last episode went forward until he talked about his uncle Abbas Qoli Haji Moniri: “He became the deputy governor of Khorasan Province and deputy custodian of Astan Qods Razavi and the head of land endowments. You know that the land endowments are the largest endowments of Astan-e Qods Razavi even in Tehran. He was the head of land endowments of Astan-e Qods during the revolution too."

SHOOTING UNDER FIRE: The World of the War Photographer

Assembled by Peter Howe, SHOOTING UNDER FIRE: The World of the War Photographer brings together the works of 10 extraordinary photographers, this master's class on war photography and includes more than 150 b&w and color photos, annotated with descriptions of their subjects and with very personal reflections from practitioners like magazine contract photographers James Nachtwey (Time) and Ron Haviv (Newsweek) about the nature of their work.

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Air Raid to Al-Waleed (11‎)‎

The Story of Demolishing Fighters and the Equipment in Al-Waleed Triple Military Bases ‎Known as H-3‎


By: Brigadier General Ahmad Mehrnia

Tehran, Sooreh Mehr Publications Company

‎2010 (Persian Version)‎

Translated by: Zahra Hosseinian


At those days, weather system was not developed and integrated like today, and wrong forecasts would happen. Today seems to be one of these days. Two tankers and ten bombers arrive to the predetermined place on the margins of the south of Lake Uremia. A thick cloud covered the overhead of flight group. Retired pilot, Colonel Fereidounzadeh says:

“From near the Zanjan, it clouded. As we would approach to the Lake Uremia, the clouds would more thicken and darken. We never would deliver fuel in this weather, but it had been emphasized so much about the importance of this mission that we successfully refueled on schedule, despite the bad weather and acceptance the risks associated with it and no problem occurred in this regard.”

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