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Artesh
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Books about Iranian Army During Iran / Iraq War
Posted on: 11/7/2017 3:57:51 PM
Hi there ...

I am a really military history fan.

I have a small library of books about Iran/Iraq War.

If you Have any Q in this area, Please feel Free toask.

If i know your answer, i'll write it.

if i don't know, i'll ask and write the Veterans answer to your Q.


brian grafton
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Re: Books about Iranian Army During Iran / Iraq War
Posted on: 11/7/2017 4:07:42 PM
Thank you, Artesh. That is a kind and generous offer.

Iran/Iraq war is not my area of interest, but I hope someone finds your offer useful.

Cheers
Brian G
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Re: Books about Iranian Army During Iran / Iraq War
Posted on: 11/8/2017 1:18:51 AM

Quote:
Hi there ...

I am a really military history fan.

I have a small library of books about Iran/Iraq War.

If you Have any Q in this area, Please feel Free toask.

If i know your answer, i'll write it.

if i don't know, i'll ask and write the Veterans answer to your Q.


--Artesh


Hello Artesh.

 My question is this. It is now some 35 years since the war. How is the Iran/Iraq War perceived today in Iran?

Cheers,

BW
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With occasional, fatigued glances at life's rear-view mirror from the other side of time.

Artesh
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Re: Books about Iranian Army During Iran / Iraq War
Posted on: 11/8/2017 3:11:57 AM
Hi,

well, it's named "Sacred Defense" and it's enough.

We have many memorial / Reenactments / etc. ...

But, most of Propaganda is for parallel organisation (IRGC)

Movies, books, Games, animations, ... everything.

And so many times,

ppl ask:

What did Army do?

Where were Army Personel?

etc. ...

Artesh
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Re: Books about Iranian Army During Iran / Iraq War
Posted on: 11/8/2017 3:12:51 AM
You're Welcome,

Dear Brian.


BWilson

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Re: Books about Iranian Army During Iran / Iraq War
Posted on: 11/8/2017 3:37:33 AM
Artesh,

 Thank you, your comment is interesting in several ways.

 My understanding of the war is--

 Iran was attacked by Iraq, or, more accurately, as a result of the ambitions of Saddam Hussein. Saddam wanted to take oil-producing lands from Iran. The initial defense of Iran was made by the Iranian Army and Air Force. After the war had gone on for a while without a decisive victory, the IRGC was more and more used as "shock troops" to defeat the Iraqis. In the war in the air, the Iranian Air Force proved better at keeping their aircraft in service and operational. The overall view is that Iran's military was, over the length of the war, superior to the military of Iraq.

 Other points I noted is that both militaries seemed to have problems keeping their mechanized forces operational -- a lot of trench warfare (something that surprised observers in the West). It was in some ways similar to the First World War in France and Belgium -- trenches and chemical weapons.

 Does this view of the war seem accurate to you?

Cheers,

BW
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With occasional, fatigued glances at life's rear-view mirror from the other side of time.

Artesh
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Re: Books about Iranian Army During Iran / Iraq War
Posted on: 11/8/2017 3:23:38 PM

Quote:
Artesh,

 Thank you, your comment is interesting in several ways.

 My understanding of the war is--

 Iran was attacked by Iraq, or, more accurately, as a result of the ambitions of Saddam Hussein. Saddam wanted to take oil-producing lands from Iran. The initial defense of Iran was made by the Iranian Army and Air Force. After the war had gone on for a while without a decisive victory, the IRGC was more and more used as "shock troops" to defeat the Iraqis. In the war in the air, the Iranian Air Force proved better at keeping their aircraft in service and operational. The overall view is that Iran's military was, over the length of the war, superior to the military of Iraq.

 Other points I noted is that both militaries seemed to have problems keeping their mechanized forces operational -- a lot of trench warfare (something that surprised observers in the West). It was in some ways similar to the First World War in France and Belgium -- trenches and chemical weapons.

 Does this view of the war seem accurate to you?

Cheers,

BW
--BWilson


Hi Wilson,

IMO, it's Accurate.

I remember my CO said to me "It was a modernized Version of WW1".

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