Interesting and insightful report into Iran from 1971. Highlighted was the military situation in the country, the social scene, the boom times in the manufacturing sector along with some somewhat prescient speculation regarding the potential of the Shah's peacock throne becoming the "hottest seat in the Middle East."
Fitting considering the report was made in 1971 not long after the Shah underwent his exorbitant festival in Persepolis to mark 2,500 years of monarchy in Iran whereby he invited foreign dignitaries as opposed to his people, irking many Iranians, such as the clergy who saw it as the epitome of the decadence exhibited by the last Shah of Iran.
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|Azadi Tower under construction.|
|Distant shot of the Azadi Tower under construction.|
'From the Archives' is a Uskowi on Iran column by Paul Iddon which is dedicated to bringing you an extensive archive of historical photos, videos and newspaper articles relating to Iran from years gone by.