PERSIA: Bread, Agents & Bullets

Last week there were riots in Teheran, Persia. Ostensibly they occurred because of a bread shortage; actually bread was an incidental question. The riots were the work of Axis agents, attempting to disrupt the key city on the Allied lifeline between the Persian Gulf and Russia. The outburst died under the guns of soldiers and police.

The violence started with a students' demonstration for educational reforms in Majlis (Parliament) Square. Provocateurs mingled with the demonstrators, gave them new slogans about bread. The students broke into the Parliament building, smashed furniture before the...

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