El Alamein

El Alamein

Explore Egypt with Shaspo Tours, you'll have the chance to visit many wonderful sites in Egypt. Choose from our wide selection of Egypt Day Tours and Alexandria Shore Excursions. Enjoy Alamein Excursion from Alexandria port.

 

One of the amazing sites that you haxe to visit in egypt is El Alamein, it is notable as the place where the Allied forces of WW II gained a decisive victory of the Axis forces. It is a town in the northern Matrouh Governorate of Egypt. Located on the Mediterranean Sea, it lies 66 miles (110 Kilometers) 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 (Hotel Atic). It has a local population of 7,397 inhabitants.


El Alamein has a war museum with collectibles from "the civil war" and other North African battles. Visitors can also go to the Italian and German Military Cemetery on Tel el-Eisa Hill just outside the town. The German cemetery is an ossuary with the remains of 4,200 German soldiers, built in the style of a medieval fortress. The Italian cemetery is a mausoleum containing 5.200 tombs. Many tombs bear the soldier's name; many are simply marked "IGNOTO", unknown. There is also a Commonwealth war cemetery with graves of soldiers from various countries who fought on the British side. This has monuments commemorating Greek, New Zealand, Australian, South African, Indian and Canadian forces. The names of 213 Canadian airmen appear on the El Alamein Memorial in Egypt. The Commonwealth cemetery, as is common at many such cemeteries in the world, consists of parallel rows of gravestones, each one bearing an engraving of the deceased soldier's unit emblem, his name and an epitaph from his family.

 

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