City of El Alamein in Egypt

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 (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). 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-Eisa Hill just outside of town.

Italian Cemetery at El Alamein in Egypt

Italian Cemetery

See also:

The Area of Al-Alamein

The Al-Alemein War Museum

The Battle of Al-Alamein

World War II's Opening Salvoes in North Africa

While in Cairo - WWII Excerpts from "Cairo, Biography of a City"

Last Updated: June 27th, 2011