Shah of Iran Reza Pahlavi and his wife inspect United States military installations in Tehran during World War II
Tehran Iran Date:1943 Duration:1 min 45 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Shah of Iran Reza Pahlavi and his wife, Queen Fawzia, and an entourage of Iranian officers, inspect United States military installations in Tehran. United States Military officials greet the royal couple. Major General Donald H. Connolly (wearing glasses), Commander of the U.S. Army Persian Gulf Command steps forward to greet the Royal couple. Shoulder patch of the Persian Gulf Command (a scimitar and 7-pointed star) is seen on his uniform. General Connally salutes and removes his cap, as he takes the hand of Queen Fawzia. He introduces a Brigadier General to the Royal couple and then all proceed down a path. Large radio antennas are seen dimly in the background. The Shah and Empress emerge from the broadcast facilities of the American Expeditionary Station Tehran, and General Connolly helps Queen Fawzia into a U.S. jeep. An American soldier driver gets into the jeep. The Shah, Queen, and party are escorted by the American officers along a path to the "Service Club", as American soldiers stand to the side. They are seen later, coming out of the Service Club. The party poses for photographs.
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