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Artist or CreatorDavid Low (1891-1963)
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Published byEvening Standard
Date29 Aug 1941
Embedded text or transcriptBackdoor of Turkey Tourist traffic entirely suspended Iran Mufti
Person DepictedHitler; Adolf (1889-1945)
NotesEntry of Anglo-Soviet Forces. - Anglo-Soviet Warnings of German
Activities ignored by Iranian Government. - British and Russian Notes. - New Iranian Government
formed. - Cessation of Resistance to Allied Forces. British and Russian forces crossed the
frontiers of Iran in the early morning of August 25 from the south and north to deal with the
situation arising from the continued presence in that country of German agents, after repeated
warnings and representations by both Britain and the U.S.S.R. had been virtually ignored by the
Iranian Government. The Germans in Iran, estimated at from 2,000 - 3,000 were mainly employed in
vital services such as roads and railways, postal communications, power plants, war industries
and engineering projects, and had been active in spreading enemy propaganda and undermining the
British and Allied positions. The British and Russian Minister in Iran, Sir Reader Bullard and M.
Smirnoff, called on the Iranian Premier, Ali Mansur, at 4 a.m. and presented Notes informing him
of the action taken. ... In the U.S.A., Mr. Cordell Hull declared on Aug. 25 that the chief thing
to bear in mind in considering the Anglo-Soviet entry into Iran was that the conflict was one
between German forces on one side and British and Russian on the other. In Turkey, the Ankara
wireless declared that "Turkish public opinion regards the allegations set forth respecting Iran
as incompatible with the ideas of right and justice ... On Aug. 27 Ali Mansur resigned the
Premiership, and with the approval of the Shah, a new Cabinet was formed under Ali Furanghi, who
received a unanimous vote of confidence from the Iranian Parliament and informed the latter, in
the following message, that Iranian troops would cease resistance to the Anglo-Russian forces.
... It was officialy stated in London on Aug. 27 that, tempted by favourable credit terms offered
by Germany, the Iranian Government had sold for export virtually the whole of the year's grain
harvest, as well as sugar and tea stock, in disregard of the needs of the Iranian population. In
consequence there was much destitution; ... [Keesing's Contemporary ARchives p.4759]
military planning
star and crescent
International relations
foreign policy
Armed forces
Middle East
World War 1939-1945
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GB/BCA/394Hitler; Adolf (1889-1945)1889-1945Born in Austria. Politician and leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party (Nazi Party). He served as German chancellor from 1933-1945 and head of state (Fuhrer) from 1934-1945. He established a single-party dictatorship based on the totalitarian and autocratic ideals of national socialism. He gained support for his views on German nationalism, anti-Semitism, anti-capitalism and anti-communism through his impassioned speeches and propaganda. He wanted to establish a New Order of absolute rule in Europe and pursued a policy of seizing land by force for the Aryan people.  
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