The Invited - Persia 
(1) Sixty of the children had their first Communion in the old Persian capital of lsfahan in July, 1942.  It was a special occasion that brought the Apostolic Delegate, Archbishop Marina (centre) from Teheran.  Others in the group are the chaplain, the Rev. Tomasik (second left), the director of the Polish children's homes in lsfahan, Mr T. Dynowski (holding the tropical hat), and the author (right).
(1) Sixty of the children had their first Communion in the old Persian capital of lsfahan in July, 1942. It was a special occasion that brought the Apostolic Delegate, Archbishop Marina (centre) from Teheran. Others in the group are the chaplain, the Rev. Tomasik (second left), the director of the Polish children's homes in lsfahan, Mr T. Dynowski (holding the tropical hat), and the author (right).
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(2) Archbishop Marina was a frequent quest at the children's homes in lsfahan.  As part of a special concert the children put on in the garden of Home 2 to welcome him on this visit there were a number of items from the boys' choir.
(2) Archbishop Marina was a frequent quest at the children's homes in lsfahan. As part of a special concert the children put on in the garden of Home 2 to welcome him on this visit there were a number of items from the boys' choir.
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(3) A festive day in lsfahan on August 15, 1942 to commemorate the Polish victory over the Bolsheviks in a battle near Warsaw in 1920.  The children gave a concert in the grounds of Home No 1 to guests that included the Persian Governor, the Mayor of lsfahan and the British Consul.
(3) A festive day in lsfahan on August 15, 1942 to commemorate the Polish victory over the Bolsheviks in a battle near Warsaw in 1920. The children gave a concert in the grounds of Home No 1 to guests that included the Persian Governor, the Mayor of lsfahan and the British Consul.
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(4) Another part of the day-long celebration commemorating the 1920 Polish victory was an impressive parade by the children.  Home No 1 is in the background.
(4) Another part of the day-long celebration commemorating the 1920 Polish victory was an impressive parade by the children. Home No 1 is in the background.
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(5) An open-air confirmation service by the chief chaplain of the Polish Army, Archbishop Gawlina.  The ceremony was held in the grounds of the Convent of the Sisters of Charity.
(5) An open-air confirmation service by the chief chaplain of the Polish Army, Archbishop Gawlina. The ceremony was held in the grounds of the Convent of the Sisters of Charity.
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(6) The Polish Minister in Teheran, Mr Bader (centre) and the head of the Polish Delegatura, Mr W. Styburski, with kindergarten children from Home No 10.
(6) The Polish Minister in Teheran, Mr Bader (centre) and the head of the Polish Delegatura, Mr W. Styburski, with kindergarten children from Home No 10.
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(7) The girls of Home No 9 provided a guard of honour for Minister Bader and Delegate Styburski during one of their visits to the homes in 1942.
(7) The girls of Home No 9 provided a guard of honour for Minister Bader and Delegate Styburski during one of their visits to the homes in 1942.
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(8) The one thing that links all the girls in this photograph is their concentration on the task in hand - a homecraft lesson in Home No 6.
(8) The one thing that links all the girls in this photograph is their concentration on the task in hand - a homecraft lesson in Home No 6.
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(9) The girls who were accommodated in Home No 5 pose for the camera with the author (centre) and the director of the Polish Homes in lsfahan, Mr Dynowski. Before the children moved to New Zealand and other places there were 17 of these Polish homes In Isfahan.
(9) The girls who were accommodated in Home No 5 pose for the camera with the author (centre) and the director of the Polish Homes in lsfahan, Mr Dynowski. Before the children moved to New Zealand and other places there were 17 of these Polish homes In Isfahan.
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(10) A hive of Industry around a single treadle sewing-machine as the girls of Home No 4 learn how to sew their own clothes.
(10) A hive of Industry around a single treadle sewing-machine as the girls of Home No 4 learn how to sew their own clothes.
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(11) The commemorative plaque installed in the chapel of the Sisters of Charity by the Polish community in lsfahan on October 7, 1943.
(11) The commemorative plaque installed in the chapel of the Sisters of Charity by the Polish community in lsfahan on October 7, 1943.
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(12) A visitor to the lsfahan homes in 1943 was General Tokarzewski, representing General Anders.  He is seen at the front of the chapel of the Sisters of Charity with children from Home No 2.
(12) A visitor to the lsfahan homes in 1943 was General Tokarzewski, representing General Anders. He is seen at the front of the chapel of the Sisters of Charity with children from Home No 2.
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(13) The Polish staff who cared for the hundreds of children that lived in the 17 homes around lsfahan.
(13) The Polish staff who cared for the hundreds of children that lived in the 17 homes around lsfahan.
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(14) Being in Persia it was natural that the girls should learn something about carpet-weaving.  They were taught the skills of wool dyeing and carpet-weaving by a qualified Portion weaver in a workshop set up in Home No 17.
(14) Being in Persia it was natural that the girls should learn something about carpet-weaving. They were taught the skills of wool dyeing and carpet-weaving by a qualified Portion weaver in a workshop set up in Home No 17.
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(15) The first carpet to be completed by the girl weavers of Home 17.  Along with three others it was presented in 1943 to the Polish Delegatura in Teheran.
(15) The first carpet to be completed by the girl weavers of Home 17. Along with three others it was presented in 1943 to the Polish Delegatura in Teheran.
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(16) Polish Girl Guides with their leader, Mrs S. Kozera, in lsfahan in 1944. The ideals of both the Guiding and Scouting movements helped develop a spirit of brotherhood and social responsibility among the young people.
(16) Polish Girl Guides with their leader, Mrs S. Kozera, in lsfahan in 1944. The ideals of both the Guiding and Scouting movements helped develop a spirit of brotherhood and social responsibility among the young people.
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