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“Link to WWII”

El Alamein War Cemetery
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Private El-Alamein WWII Memorial Day Tour from Cairo
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Owner description: 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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“Link to WWII”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

The burial grounds are clean, well maintained and the personnel are very helpful It was wonderfully strange to make a connection to the past by finding the grave of a family member.

If you go and visit in summertime, make sure to take a hat. it is also very difficult in the sharp sunlight to see your camera/phone screen when taking pictures! Prepare for that.

Visited June 2014
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Alexandria, Egypt
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“v good trip”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

every thing was amazing in this trip , my family with kids liked all was amazing in the El Alamien War Cemetery

Visited June 2014
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Mandurah
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“A Moving Experience”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

If you are visiting Alexandria then the 100 km trip to the war memorial at El Alamein is well worth the effort. It provides a sobering reminder of just how many young men from numerous countries gave their lives for their country so that we may enjoy the lifestyle we presently have. Mind you it is a pity that there has to be wars at all - man's stupidity I feel. When there also pay a visit to the German memorial. It is very different.

Visited April 2014
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Perth, Australia
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“A silent time”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

We were here in November 2012 travelling from Alexandria on a day trip. In silence I could recall a politician's statement about addressing international conflict by going to war, he said, ' While there is great danger of action, the danger of inaction is far greater.' This place represents the consequence and the cost of war and respect and honour for those who gave their lives for a political end. I still ponder, 'Is there a better way to resolve conflicts?'

Visited February 2013
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Bewcastle
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“A marble sepulchre”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

The only war cemetery I have seen with weapons at the entrance. I couldn’t help feeling that this mightily impressive monument was lacking in humanity, with its cold slabs of granite and austere interior. But let us remember that many Italians fought extremely bravely at the battle of El Alamein, particularly on the southern flank where one unit fought almost to the last man. That they were poorly led and sacrificed by their allies adds to the sadness of the multitude of names.

Visited March 2013
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