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War Diary records for Invasion of Iran, 1941
Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran, August 1941

See also: Books about Invasion of Iran, 1941


25 August 1941
Iran
British and Soviet ambassadors present an ultimatum to the government

Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran

Soviet 44th Army, 47th Army, and 53rd Army invade from the north

Operation Countenance: Indian 10th Infantry Division attacking toward Paitak Pass and Kermanshah

Operation Countenance: Elements of Indian 24th Infantry Brigade seize Abadan

Operation Countenance: Elements of Indian 18th Infantry Brigade seize Khorramshahr

Operation Countenance: Elements of Indian 18th Infantry Brigade seize Bandar Shahpur

Operation Countenance: Iranian gunboat Palang sunk by RN sloop Shoreham at Abadan

Operation Countenance: RN seizes four German and three Italian vessels at Bandar Shapur

Operation Countenance: Iranian gunboat Babr sunk by RN sloop Yarra at Khorramshahr

Operation Countenance: Iranian gunboats Chahbaaz and Karkass seized by RN sloop Yarra

26 August 1941
Iran
Following RAF attacks, Iranian forces abandon Paitak Pass

Elements of Indian 24th Infantry Brigade mopping up Abadan

Soviet 47th Army captures Tabriz

27 August 1941
Iran
Indian 18th Infantry Brigade and 25th Infantry Brigade deploying to attack Ahwaz

Elements of Indian 10th Infantry Division enter Paitak Pass and Shahabad

RN seizes Italian vessel Hilda at Bandar Abbas

German vessel Weissenfels scuttled to avoid capture

Soviet 44th Army captures Bandar-i Pahlavi on the Caspian Sea

Iranian government resigns

Mohammad-Ali Foroughi becomes Prime Minister

28 August 1941
Iran
Indian 18th Infantry Brigade and 25th Infantry Brigade attacking Ahwaz

Ali Furughi forms new Iranian government and orders ceasefire

29 August 1941
Iran
Ceasefire takes effect with British and Soviet forces in control of most key points

30 August 1941
Iran
Elements of Indian 10th Infantry Division enter Kermanshah

Soviet and British troops meet at Sinneh

31 August 1941
Iran
Soviet and British troops meet at Avej Pass

9 September 1941
Iran
Iranian government accepts Allied terms to end conflict

16 September 1941
Iran
Soviet troops surround Tehran

17 September 1941
Iran
British and Soviet troops occupy Tehran



War Diary records on file for this subject: 30 

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