Abadan, Iran

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hard fighting

of Industrial Design on two occasions. One of the primary reasons for initiating the campaign in Mesopotamia was to defend the oil refinery at Abadan (Abadan, Iran) at the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab. Adopting a forward defence policy, the British army under General Townshend (Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend) fought off a series of small Ottoman forces. Then after a year of a string of defeats, the Ottoman forces were able to halt the British advance in two days of hard fighting


extremely hot

'') and similar to Baghdad's (Baghdad), but slightly hotter due to Abadan's lower latitude. Summers are dry and extremely hot, with temperatures above 45 degrees almost daily. Winters are mildly wet and spring-like, though subject to cold spells. Winter temperatures are around 16–20 degrees. The world's highest unconfirmed temperature (Hottest place on Earth) was a temperature flare up during a heat burst in June 1967, with a temperature of .


international oil

nationalized all oil properties and refining ground to a stop on the island. Rioting broke out in Abadan, after the government had decided to nationalize the oil facilities, and 3 British workers were killed. ) is a multi-purpose stadium in Abadan (Abadan, Iran), Iran. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches and is the home stadium of Sanat Naft F.C.. The stadium holds 25,000 people.


rich oil

deadly chemical weapons. It was not until the 20th century that rich oil fields were discovered in the area. On 16 July 1909, after secret negotiation with the British consul, Percy Cox assisted by Arnold Wilson, Sheik Khaz'al (Khaz'al al-Ka'bi) agreed to a rental agreement for the island including Abadan. ref


record book

publisher Oxford University Press location Oxford, UK isbn 978-0-19-932226-8 ref harv * *


powerful works

posters for among others Martin Luther King and the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp. He created posters against Edward Heath’s Industrial Relations Act 1971 and the 1984 miners' strike (UK miners' strike (1984-1985)), but among his most powerful works are those relating to war, including the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, the Iran-Iraq war, and the Kosovo war. He was a war artist during the Iran-Iraq war, accompanying an Iraqi regiment during an attack


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) is a multi-purpose stadium in Abadan (Abadan, Iran), Iran. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches and is the home stadium of Sanat Naft F.C.. The stadium holds 25,000 people.


largest oil

. In December, when she returned to the Mediterranean for another deployment with the Sixth Fleet, she again transited the Suez Canal, repeated her former visits to middle eastern ports, and added Bahrain Island and Abadan (Abadan, Iran), Iran, to her itinerary. Volume production of Persian oil (Petroleum) products eventually started in 1913 from a refinery built at Abadan (Abadan, Iran), for its first 50 years the largest oil refinery in the world (see Abadan Refinery). In 1913, shortly before World War I, APOC managers negotiated with a new customer, Winston Churchill, who was then First Lord of the Admiralty. Churchill, as a part of a three-year expansion program, sought to modernize Britains navy by abandoning the use of coal. Furthermore, Churchill wanted to free Britain from their reliance on the Standard Oil, and Royal Dutch-Shell oil companies. In exchange for secure oil supplies for its ships, the British government injected new capital into the company and, in doing so, acquired a controlling interest in APOC. The contract that was set up between the British Government and APOC was to hold for 20 years. The British government also became a de facto hidden power behind the oil company. "From Anglo-Persian Oil to BP Amoco" August 11, 1998 BBC - Takhti Stadium (Takhti Stadium (Abadan)) (Abadan (Abadan, Iran)) 22,000 Sanat Naft (Sanat Naft (football)) - *On October 9, 1948, Piotr Pirogov and Anatoly Barsov defected by flying their Tu-2 (Tupolev Tu-2) bomber from the USSR to Linz, Austria, where they were granted asylum by the American occupational authorities (Allied-occupied Austria). Barsov returned to the USSR a year later. *In 1961, a disappointed Soviet pilot flew his Sukhoi Su-9 interceptor to Abadan (Abadan, Iran), Iran. Only very sketchy details about this incident are known even today, but the plane and the pilot were quickly picked up by officers of the Foreign Technology Division (FTD) of the United States DoD (United States Department of Defense). After being disassembled within 24 hours the Su-9 was transported to the USA, while the pilot followed shortly after. *On May 22, 1967, Lieutenant Vasily Ilych Epatko, flew his MiG-17 from East Germany where he was stationed, to West Germany and ejected in Dillingen about 20 miles northwest of Augsburg. He was granted asylum by the United States. http: news.google.com newspapers?id kLUzAAAAIBAJ&sjid kTIHAAAAIBAJ&pg 7104,4904803&dq american+defector&hl en thumb Anglo-Iranian Oil Company in Abadan (file:Abadanraffinerie.jpg) The '''Abadan Crisis''' occurred from 1951 to 1954, after Iran nationalised the Iranian assets of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (Anglo-Persian Oil Company) (AIOC) and expelled Western companies from oil refineries in the city of Abadan (Abadan, Iran) (see Abadan Refinery). *'''Iran''' **Abadan (Abadan, Iran) - Abadan Airport **Abu Musa Island - Abu Musa Airport *'''Iran''' **Abadan (Abadan, Iran) - Abadan Airport **Ahvaz - Ahvaz Airport ) is a multi-purpose stadium in Abadan (Abadan, Iran), Iran. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches and is the home stadium of Sanat Naft F.C.. The stadium holds 25,000 people.


year award

on the oil town of Abadan (Abadan, Iran) when it lost 582 men in a single day. He met Saddam Hussein and sketched him. He encountered some criticism form comrades, given Hussein's brutal dictatorship (including CIA (Central Intelligence Agency)-supported slaughter of communists), but Sprague maintained he was documenting the horrors of war, the subject which had first brought him to political art. He won several prestigious awards, including poster of the year award from the Council of Industrial Design on two occasions. One of the primary reasons for initiating the campaign in Mesopotamia was to defend the oil refinery at Abadan (Abadan, Iran) at the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab. Adopting a forward defence policy, the British army under General Townshend (Charles Vere Ferrers Townshend) fought off a series of small Ottoman forces. Then after a year of a string of defeats, the Ottoman forces were able to halt the British advance in two days of hard fighting at Ctesiphon. Shortly after the European war started, the British sent a military force to protect Abadan (Abadan, Iran). In Abadan was one of the world's earliest oil refineries. British operational planning included landing troops in the Shatt-al-Arab. The reinforced Indian 6th (Poona) Infantry Division (Indian 6th Infantry Division) from the British Indian Army was assigned, designated as Indian Expeditionary Force D (IEFD). The ''Ondina'', presumed last victim The ''Ondina'' was a modern tanker (Tanker (ship)) built for one of the shipping companies of Shell (Royal Dutch Shell), La Corona. She was new, relatively fast and by contemporary standards not lightly armed with a 4" 50 caliber gun on her stern and several machine guns for anti-aircraft use. Under Captain W. Horsman, she was now deployed between Fremantle (Fremantle, Western Australia) in Australia and Abadan (Abadan, Iran) on the oil (petroleum)-rich shores of the Persian Gulf. On her journey to Abadan, she would only enjoy the protection of a small corvette. HMIS ''Bengal'' (HMIS Bengal (J243)) (Lt. Cdr. W.J. Wilson, RNR) was one of the RAN-type Bathurst class corvette minesweepers, although she and three sister ships were allocated to the Indian Navy. She only had one 3-inch gun (a 4-inch gun was not available), which made her firepower barely enough to protect the ''Ondina'' from submarines, let alone from enemy surface raiders. The two ships departed Fremantle on 5 November 1942, expecting a long but uneventful trip. Following the flotation, Costain moved into civil engineering and worked first on the Trans-Iranian Railway and then at Abadan, Iran for BP. Losses on the railway, on Beckton sewage works and the costs of Dolphin Square caused financial problems, and Costain had to look for alternative funds when Barclays withdrew its overdraft facilities. In spite of the British embassy reports claiming the contrary, some sources claim that Reza Shah Pahlavi had allegedly brought Iran "closer" to Germany (Nazi Germany), which was also later used as a pretext for the British and Soviet invasion of Iran. Esposito, ''Islam and Politics'', p. 127 The British feared that the Abadan (Abadan, Iran) Oil Refinery, owned by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, might fall into German hands — the refinery produced eight million tons of oil in 1940 and was thus a crucial part of the Allied (Allies of World War II) war effort. ) is a multi-purpose stadium in Abadan (Abadan, Iran), Iran. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches and is the home stadium of Sanat Naft F.C.. The stadium holds 25,000 people.


oil rich

'' was a modern tanker (Tanker (ship)) built for one of the shipping companies of Shell (Royal Dutch Shell), La Corona. She was new, relatively fast and by contemporary standards not lightly armed with a 4" 50 caliber gun on her stern and several machine guns for anti-aircraft use. Under Captain W. Horsman, she was now deployed between Fremantle (Fremantle, Western Australia) in Australia and Abadan (Abadan, Iran) on the oil (petroleum)-rich shores of the Persian Gulf. On her journey to Abadan, she would only enjoy the protection of a small corvette. HMIS ''Bengal'' (HMIS Bengal (J243)) (Lt. Cdr. W.J. Wilson, RNR) was one of the RAN-type Bathurst class corvette minesweepers, although she and three sister ships were allocated to the Indian Navy. She only had one 3-inch gun (a 4-inch gun was not available), which made her firepower barely enough to protect the ''Ondina'' from submarines, let alone from enemy surface raiders. The two ships departed Fremantle on 5 November 1942, expecting a long but uneventful trip. Following the flotation, Costain moved into civil engineering and worked first on the Trans-Iranian Railway and then at Abadan, Iran for BP. Losses on the railway, on Beckton sewage works and the costs of Dolphin Square caused financial problems, and Costain had to look for alternative funds when Barclays withdrew its overdraft facilities. In spite of the British embassy reports claiming the contrary, some sources claim that Reza Shah Pahlavi had allegedly brought Iran "closer" to Germany (Nazi Germany), which was also later used as a pretext for the British and Soviet invasion of Iran. Esposito, ''Islam and Politics'', p. 127 The British feared that the Abadan (Abadan, Iran) Oil Refinery, owned by the Anglo-Persian Oil Company, might fall into German hands — the refinery produced eight million tons of oil in 1940 and was thus a crucial part of the Allied (Allies of World War II) war effort. ) is a multi-purpose stadium in Abadan (Abadan, Iran), Iran. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches and is the home stadium of Sanat Naft F.C.. The stadium holds 25,000 people.

Abadan, Iran

'''Abadan''' ( near the Iraqi-Iran border.'''

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