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Address: Markaz Al Alamein | Matrouh, El Alamein 51718, Egypt
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EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY contains the graves of men who died at all stages...

EL ALAMEIN WAR CEMETERY contains the graves of men who died at all stages of the Western Desert campaigns, brought in from a wide area, but especially those who died in the Battle of El Alamein at the end of October 1942 and in the period immediately before that.

The cemetery now contains 7,240 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, of which 815 are unidentified. There are also 102 war graves of other nationalities.

The ALAMEIN CREMATION MEMORIAL, which stands in the south-eastern part of El Alamein War Cemetery, commemorates more than 600 men whose remains were cremated in Egypt and Libya during the war, in accordance with their faith.

The entrance to the cemetery is formed by the ALAMEIN MEMORIAL. The Land Forces panels commemorate more than 8,500 soldiers of the Commonwealth who died in the campaigns in Egypt and Libya, and in the operations of the Eighth Army in Tunisia up to 19 February 1943, who have no known grave. It also commemorates those who served and died in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Persia.

The Air Forces panels commemorate more than 3,000 airmen of the Commonwealth who died in the campaigns in Egypt, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Greece, Crete and the Aegean, Ethiopia, Eritrea and the Somalilands, the Sudan, East Africa, Aden and Madagascar, who have no known grave. Those who served with the Rhodesian and South African Air Training Scheme and have no known grave are also commemorated here.

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Although all around felt barren and dry and desolate, the cemetery felt loved and cared for. It was a bit boring for small children who didn't understand why mummy kept crying... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Although all around felt barren and dry and desolate, the cemetery felt loved and cared for. It was a bit boring for small children who didn't understand why mummy kept crying over strangers in the ground. The vastness of the cemetery and the amounts of graves brought a tear to your eyes. Gone but not forgotten. As long as we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quiet and neat oasis of greenery and evocative architecture along the Medeterrain. It will take you to a bygone era easily

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is well organized and the view has a good impact on visitors. The right place to know more about International War history in Egypt.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This is a conventional military graveyard with very well designed buildings. The touching aspect is the youth of most of the casualties, mainly early twenties, the twin and triple graves where comrades died together and the short texts added by loved ones to some of the bases. The site is well maintained and well worth a visit, but also include... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

A dusty town 100km west of Alexandria with a white sandy beach providing a stunning contrast against the deep blue Mediterranean, El Alamein is not the most straightforward of places to reach unless by return taxi (LE400-LE600) or self-drive hire. To many Egyptians it is simply another north coast town and few that we met knew of the existing memorials.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Thanks to the keepers who honored the dead by keeping the cemetery as beautiful as it is on has to visit the museum as well to complement the knowledge of this great battle of World War Two

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

This Cemetery is very well looked after and is a.credit to those who are for it. We were able to locate the graves of our relatives buried there easily and take photos. It was a sobering thought to actually know that fighting took place in the area, while now,it is a very peaceful last resting place. So glad we went.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

About 25% of the graves are Australians who fought in the WW2 Desert Campaign. The Australians of the 2nd AIF were all volunteers with no conscription. El Alamein was one of the last truly Commonwealth (British Empire) war efforts with service men and women from Great Britain, India (now India, Pakistan & Bangladesh), Australian, New Zealand, South Africa, Rhodesia and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Not a lot of information but that's probably ok because I'm sure most will go to the War Museum close by to get the whole story. Impressive expanse.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

We came from Cyprus and brought a specially made plaque from the Royal British Legion. We were privileged to have the Commandant escort us round the museum and assured us our plaque will go in the British area in a display. It's heart breaking to see first hand the number of fallen. Some of the graves without a name, no... More 

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