Egypt World War II Sites information, tours, prices and online booking
Egypt World War II Sites are six major spots. There are separate memorials for the soldiers from each of the countries who fought. The British Memorial is one of the most impressive sites in El Alamein. In fact, it also known as the Commonwealth War Cemetery. Every year in October, commemorative events take place at this memorial.
The white 7367 tombs include British, New-Zealander, Australian and South African soldiers. They also include, French, Indian and Malaysian soldiers. In fact, all these soldiers who fallen in World War II. The tombs in fact ordered in long structured lines. The names of some 11945 soldiers whose bodies never recovered engraved on white limestone walls. A wide hall with broad stairs leads up to a rooftop. It is with stunning views of both the memorial and the Mediterranean Sea.
El Alamein is famed for the victory of the Allies in the WWII North Africa campaign. You probably heard the story and maybe even watched the movie. When walking in the battlefield sites, you’ll be asked to stick to tracks that are visible. Gaze at the desert landscape and imagine the battle that took place here. In fact, 80,000 soldiers either wounded or lost their lives in El Alamein. Probably it is one of the best museums in Egypt. The War Museum in El Alamein sheds the light on the four main countries. They are in fact, Great Britain, Germany, Italy and Egypt. In fact, they involved in the WWII Battle of El Alamein and its circumstances. The indoor part of the museum houses weapons, uniforms and other artifacts from the battle.
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Audio recordings will guide you through your visit and tell you the battle story from both sides. And when you’ll move outside, you’ll find a garden full of tanks. More over, the garden also features artillery and other military vehicles on display. When visiting El Alamein, you might want to visit the German War Memorial too. A very remarkable octagonal building which built in 1959. It is to commemorate the fallen German soldiers of the Battle of El Alamein. This imposing landmark, looking more like a fortress than a monument, contains the bodies of 4,280 German soldiers. The Italian War Memorial honors the memory of Italian soldiers who lost their lives in the Battle of El Alamein in World War II.
Besides being one of the most visited memorials in the world, it is also the largest structure at El Alamein Battlefield site. The German general Rommel, popularly known as the “desert fox,” chose an extensive cave in the cliffs. In fact, the cave overlooks the harbor as his headquarters in Marsa Matrouh during WW II. The caves now transformed into a small museum honoring Rommel. It is called Rommel’s Museum. His personal effects, donated by his son Manfred, make this place worth a visit. The museum features the general’s full length leather coat, his compass and his marked up maps are all on display.