In 1943, 30,000 Americans helped to man the Persian Corridor and 26–34 percent of the supplies sent to the Soviet Union under the Lend-Lease Act were sent through Iran. The Americans also assuaged Iranian fears of colonisation by the two powers by confirming that they would respect the independence of Iran. The US also extended Lend-Lease assistance to Iran and began to train the Iranian army. The first of the WWII conferences of the "Big Three" Allied leaders (the Soviet Union, the United States, and the United Kingdom) was held in the in Tehran, Iran (Persia).
Well worn black crackle with different engravings: places of deployment (New Zealand – Wellington, Australia – Melbourne, India – Bombay, Iraq and Iran – Teheran / Qum / Ahwaz), Former emblem of Iran (the sun and the lion holding a shamshir) and the dates 1943-44-45.