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El Alamein


El Alamein is most notable as the place where the Allied forces of WW II gained a decisive victory of the Axis forces. 
Today, the village located about 66 miles east of Alexandria is mostly a port facility for shipping oil.  However, it was once described by Churchill as having the best climate in the world.
There are several hotels and a beach resort nearby (Marina, Marakia, Sidi Abdel Rahman and a lot of other resorts). There is also a war museum with collectibles from the Battle of El Alamein and other North African battles.
The only historical interest in this village would be related to WW II, and includes an Italian and German military cemeteries on Tell el-Eissa Hill just outside of town.   


Al Alamein Museum

It includes five main halls representing the countries that participated in Al-Alamein Battle ( Germany, England, Italy, and Egypt) and joint hall exhibiting weapons and tanks which were used in the battle and painting representing war scenes, the man-oeuvres of the battle and Egypt’s role during the war. There are also maps and charts showing troop deployment. Open from 9a.m. till 5p.m.


The British Cemetery

Thousands upon thousands of rock-hewn tombstones stand straight rows amidst a fenced garden.


The Italian Cemetery

It is a high tower fort standing on a high hill. The walls of the building are covered with marble.


The German Cemetery

It is a fortress-like memorial that was built on a high hill overlooking the sea.