Nearly a century separates the original pictures from these photographs. This album is the tale of a battle of the Special Envoy of Reza Khan, the father of the last Shah or Iran, to suppress the Iranian Kurdistan liberation movements led by Simko Khan Shakkak, the first in which independence took center stage. This was in the early decades of the 20th century. Simko was in contact with other nationalist Kurds, like Seyyed Taha, who led a propaganda campaign to unite Iranian and Turkish Kurdistan into an independent state.
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