IRAN: Hero's Return

Kids on bikes and men in loudspeaker-equipped trucks toured Teheran urging everyone to get on one of the government's 150 free buses and go out to the airport. Mossadegh was coming home.

As the plane taxied up to the line, the crowd surged past the police line, shoving the dignitaries perilously close to the still-whirling propellers. The scene around the plane's unopened door became a madhouse of shouting ministers and mullahs. One Majlis leader was whacked across the mouth with a large wet floral wreath. Newly appointed U.S. Ambassador Loy Henderson, out to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!