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Rare book on Abadan and oil nationalization

by Darius Kadivar
Book title : Abadan. Author: Norman Kemp. Year: 1953. Publisher: Allan Wingate. Pages: 270. Size (Approx): 8x5 inches (20x13 cms). Comments: A first-hand account of the oil crisis in Iran during 1953, with a good selection of B&W photos and a foldout plan at the back. The Anglo-Persian Oil Company (APOC) was founded in 1908 following the discovery of a large oil field in Masjed Soleiman, Iran. It was the first company using the oil reserves of the Middle East. APOC was renamed Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC) in 1935 and eventually became the British Petroleum Company (BP) in 1954, as one root of the BP Company today >>> Wikipedia

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