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Teheran - Personal

A series of excerpts of colour and black and white film recording diplomatic life at the British legation in Tehran in 1943.

Home movie 1943 9 mins Silent


From swimming in the residency pool to hiking in the Tabriz, watching a football match and skiing at the Mount Tochal resort, this film by Sir Clarmont Skrine presents an intimate view of diplomatic life, off-duty in the year of the Tehran Conference, a meeting between U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin in Tehran which took place between November 28 and December 1, 1943.

Sir Clarmont Percival Skrine OBE (1888-1974) was a British civil servant and administrator who served as the British consul-general in Kashgar from 1922 to 1924, Under-Secretary of State for India and agent for the Madras States from 1936 to 1939.