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El Alamein

El Alamein Egypt
El Alamein Egypt
El Alamein Egypt
El Alamein Egypt
El Alamein Egypt
El Alamein Egypt
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El Alamein Egypt
El Alamein Egypt

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El Alamein located half-way between Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh on the Egyptian North Coast. In fact, El Alamein is famous for the decisive victory of the Allies over the Axis forces. It was in the WWII North Africa campaign. Today, El Alamein is the home to war memorials, the British Memorial and the German Memorial. Moreover, El Alamein also is the home to the Italian Memorial and other cemeteries. In fact, El Alamein also once described by Churchill himself as having the best climate in the world. The town is the favorite sun and sand upscale destination for Egyptian tourists. El Alamein located on the White Mediterranean Sea. That is why the foreigners invade the upscale resorts. In fact, the resorts grow like mushrooms on this stretch of coastal paradise.

The temperature ranges between 22 and 30°C in the summer months. 17°C is the temperature average in the winter months. In Graeco-Roman times, El Alamein known as "Locassis" which means the white shell. In fact, the town named so because of its beautiful white sandy Beaches. Aphrodite, the goddess of love worshiped there. Today, you can bask in total luxury on the sandy white beaches of this amazing town. El Alamein features an international airport. In fact, frequent charter flights operate from main European cities to this airport. At one time, El Alamein only visited by people with a special interest. In fact, the special interests were in the events that took place there during World War II. El Alamein takes its name from the twin peaked hill which known as Tell El Alamein, upon which it stands.

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El Alamein was a sleepy stop along the modern north coast railway. In fact, it was before the battles which took place there during World War II. El Alamein houses Marina Tourist Village. In fact, it is one of Egypt's most prestigious beach resorts. This resort runs east-west for about two kilometers. In fact, it is along the shore near the modern village of El Alamein. The work crews unearthed a major Greek and Roman seaport. In fact, it was when the site was under construction. The site located about six kilometers east of town and covers a three kilometer stretch of beach. Moreover, the site contains a town with Roman villas and two churches. Furthermore, the site also houses a large cemetery with Hellenistic tombs and catacombs.

Several archaeological missions still work at this site. A mummy portrait like those in the Fayoum found there. In fact, you can visit a Hellenistic cemetery and a house with seven rooms. One cannot walk the battle field at El Alamein. In fact, it is because of armament which includes live mines and shells remain. One can only peer into the desert where the battle took place. Yet, along with the museum, there are some other monuments there. All the Allied monuments centered around the El Alamein War Cemetery. In fact, they erected by the British. The Greek Memorial is in the form of a classic temple. In fact, the memorial stands on the south side of the road at the beginning of the battlefield. Moreover, the memorial approached by a small avenue of oleanders.

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The south African Memorial is less than a kilometer west of the Greek Memorial. In fact, it is on the south side of the road. Another kilometer down the road is the British Memorial. In fact, the memorial called El Alamein War Cemetery. Moreover, the memorial designed by Sir Hubert Worthington. Furthermore, the memorial maintained by the British War Graves Commission in Cairo. El Alamein houses about 7367 burials for men from Britain and New Zealand. Moreover, they are also from Australia, South Africa, Greece, France, India and Malaysia. Entering one of the three archways, you come to a wide hall. At each end, there are broad flights of stairs which lead to a rooftop. In fact, the rooftop features a breathtaking view of this memorial on one side. Moreover, it also features a view of the Mediterranean on the other.

In fact, the hall lined with walls of white limestone. Moreover, they engraved with the names of almost 12,000 soldiers. The soldier whose bodies never found. A directory of the soldiers names and a map of the cemetery make it easier for guests. In fact, they make it easy to find the names of loved ones. It is among the rows upon rows of gravestones which emerge from the desert sand. The west side of the walkway leads to the entrance of the cemetery. There, is the memorial to the gallant 9th Australian Division. In fact, he led the final charge in the Battle of El Alamein. About three kilometers west of El Alamein, there is a small marker on the south side of the road. In fact, it erected at the easternmost advance of the Axis army in North Africa.

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The small marker reads"Manco la Fortuna, Non Il Valore (Lacking Fortune, Not Valor). Go stands beside it and peers south into the desert. You will see traces of the original Springbok Road, the main desert artery which used by the Allies. In fact, the Italian and German dead buried by the British in a single cemetery in 1943. The Italians sent Paolo Caccia-Dominoni to reclaim the Italian dead in 1949. In fact, he searched the battlefield for ten years and found nothing. Three kilometers west of the Italian marker is the German War Memorial. In fact, it located 9.6 kilometers from the Greek Memorial. The German War Memorial is a single octagonal building which erected in 1959. Moreover, the memorial sits on the north of the road atop the knoll of Gebel Alam Abd al-Gawad.

Furthermore, the memorial overlooks the Mediterranean sea. In fact, the memorial contains the bodies of 4280 German soldiers and opened in 1959. Inside, each side of the courtyard houses an alcove. In fact, it is where stone caskets each represents a German province. They lie beneath plaques bearing the names of the dead soldiers from each region. Moreover, in the center of the inner courtyard is an 11.5-meter obelisk. In fact, the obelisk protected by four falcon which means that this monument has a double meaning. An obelisk surrounded by falcons evoked Horus, is the protector of the dead. In fact, it was in Pharaonic Egypt. The falcon is also a symbol of German heritage.

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The elegant white marble Italian Memorial stands five kilometers beyond the German Memorial. A villa on top of a hill overlooks both the sea and the memorial. This villa belonged to Paolo Caccia Dominioni. In fact, he was a reserve colonel in the Italian army and the son of an Italian diplomat who served in Alexandria. After the battle, he hid in that spot for three days before he left for Italy. When he got there, he sold everything he owned and used all his wealth to come back to the desert. In fact, he wanted to collect the remains of the Italian and German soldiers. He then designed and built this memorial and villa and kept visiting this site until his death in 1992. One must pass through the arched entrance to enter the grounds of the memorial.

In fact, it is like the Commonwealth Cemetery. Instead of a sea of gravestones, you find yourself at the beginning of a long path. In fact, the path leads uphill to a tower with marble walls almost as white as the surrounding sand. Moreover, the path begins with an entry cloister which contains a chapel. Furthermore, it also houses a mosque, hall of remembrances and small museum. In the chapel inscribed, "To 4800 Italian soldiers, sailors and airmen. The desert and the sea did not give back 38,000 who are missing". The main memorial overlooks the sea at the top of a oleander-lined causeway. In the interior, there are thousands of white marble plaques. In fact, they bear the names of the Italian dead line the walls. To the left is the Libyan war memorial.

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Libya conquered by Italy at the time of El Alamein Battle. So both forces fought side by side. The fallen Libyans rest separate from their Italian comrades. In fact, it is because of the differences in religious burial methods. This section has colorful landscaping which surrounds a mosque. In fact, it is where Muslim visitors can pray for the souls of the fallen soldiers. Moreover, there is also an edited memorial plaque. The inscription on the stone translated from the Italian and read Libyans who died for Italy. But a Libyan minister came and didn't like what he saw. So he covered it with a plaque which reads Honoring the memory of the Libyans. The Italian memorial is a sacrario and designed as both a cemetery and a chapel.

Walls lined with 30 x 55 centimeter marble tiles, each dedicated to one soldier. Behind these tiles, caskets hold the remains of the fallen soldiers. Some remain of the anonymous identified only as "unknown". The top rows remain empty for soldiers who are still missing in action. The interior illuminated by natural lighting. A star-shaped skylight of small openings guides the desert sunbeams through the high ceiling. The back wall of the building is a panoramic glass window which faces the Mediterranean. If the memorials front door is open, you can look straight to glimpse the blue sea. In front of the window is a marble casket with a wooden cross on the wall above it. In fact, it creates a serene chapel where visitors may pray for the souls of the fallen soldiers.

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El Alamein features lovely Mediterranean climate. You can go and and lay on the beach to share a cold beer. El Alamein is one of those places that have a prominent history and beautiful beaches. Here are some tips you can make use of while you are in El Alamein:

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The Battlefield: But watch out! Some live mines and ammunition still litter El Alamein's battlefield sites. When visiting these sites, you have to stick to tracks that are visible.

The Opportunity: A day trip from Alexandria is the most convenient way to visit El Alamein. In fact, it is in case you don't intend to stay in the town. Your hotel or Alexandria's tourism office can help you to organize your excursion. Of course we also can do it for you. Just contact us.

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  • Food: There is a small cafeteria close to the war museum. In fact, there are no any restaurants in El Alamein. Instead, you can have a lunch in Sidi Abdul-Rahman or Marina. If you’re more of a solo traveler, a good idea would be to bring your own snacks for the trip.
  • Exploring the North Caost: The nearby pristine beaches of Sidi Abdel-Rahman are nearbay. You can go there after you finish your tour. Moreover, you can also go to King Mariout. In fact, it is a renowned therapeutic destination for rheumatism patients. Furthermore, you can also go to Abu Mena for a visit to St Mena Monastery.

By Air:

Egyptair is the Egyptian flag carrier airline. The airline operates regular domestic flights to El Alamein Airport from Cairo.

By Bus and Car:

To get to El Alamein you can rent a car from Alexandria or Marsa Matrouh. In fact, they are the closest two big cities. Moreover, you also can board one of the West Delta buses. The buses that stop at El Alamein, heading from Alexandria to Marsa Matrouh.

To rent a vehicle and drive in any of the cities in Egypt, you should have an International Driving License. Egyptians drive on the right-hand side of the road. Moreover, the official out-of-town speed limit is 90 km/h.

By Taxi:

The easiest way to move around major Egyptian cities is by using the always abundant public taxis. Each city has its own color of public taxi.

By renting a car:

In fact, renting a car in Egypt is easy. All the international car hire agencies have offices in Egypt’s airports and towns. Rates are comparable to international car hire charges. Many companies offer online reservation facilities. Visit the agencies’ websites for more details on the car rental procedures.

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