Your tour takes you along the Egyptian coastline, considered as one of the most beautiful areas along the shores of the Mediterranean from Alexandria, and to the small village of El Alamein, set in a broad and barren desert plain somehow too distant from the seafront. It was here in November 1942 that the Allied forces, under the command of British General Montgomery, put a halt to the advance of Nazi Africa Corps who considered El Alamein the gateway to Alexandria and the key to the control of the African continent. Your first stop will be at the Military Museum containing displays of weapons, military garb and tanks. Descriptions of the actions of Montgomery, Rommel and the others participating in the battle are also on display. Continue your tour with a visit to the burial site. A short drive west of town, perched on a small peninsula overlooking the sea, the citadel-like cemeteries are the final resting place for Commonwealth, Italian and German soldiers. The neat rows of tombstones provide a poignant scene set against the seemingly interminable desert. Within a shaded alcove, the inscribed plaque explains the significance of the battle as well as the diverse origins of the victims interred here.
Note: Tour involves approximately 1 mile of walking on relatively even and gravel terrain.
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Review 1 for El Alamein & Wwii
Date:December 7, 2011
WWII History a must
This trip is worth a visit. The war graves (3 in total) all reflect a period of history that we cannot forget. They are peaceful, well kept and do envoke the senselessness of war.
The war museum was interesting and gave a good overview of the war in the area.
Take plenty of water if travelling as it can be very hot.