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Address: El Alamein, Egypt
Description: 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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We set off from Alexandria (there on cruise) on day trip which I had booked via Memphis Tours online few months beforehand. Can recommend them they certainly delivered on all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We set off from Alexandria (there on cruise) on day trip which I had booked via Memphis Tours online few months beforehand. Can recommend them they certainly delivered on all aspects of the trip. Trip itself was great couple of hours on the road to El Alamein and saw all the resorts along the way. Words can't describe war cemeteries.... More 

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very moving experience. The site is immaculate and very well cared for, peaceful and serene. Journey from Cairo took about 4 hours.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I visited the German, Italian & commonwealth war graves. Each is worth visiting and is solemn and beautifully kept. Each too are different. I was very impressed with the Italian building and the sad expanse of the commonwealth graves. This will resonate most with those who have a connection to this battle. Most were very young men, in a horrendous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

when you walk through the main archway entrance you are suddenly struck by the peace and quite and how big the cemetery is , when you walk around you realise how young these brave young men were and the sacrifice they made all nationalities worth a visit

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Went on a private tour of the El Alamein museum & cemetery. Being a WWII history buff I knew this was something I wanted to see. My private guide with Emo Tours and driver Newine and Mohamed (respectively) did a great job of giving me background information about the battle and how close the men who fought here were (both... More 

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Came here with "On the Go" tours en route to Siwa. There are 3 war cemeteries in El Alamein, the Allied being the most visited. The Italian and German cemeteries are across town. We didn't have time to visit there. No visible signs in English leading to the Cemetery, one guard on duty. Tranquility for those resting there. Lots of... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I visited this cemetery with my Dad and we both found it very moving. The cemetery is surprisingly beautiful and is a fitting memorial to so many young lives lost.

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Mount Tamborine, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went to this war cemetery as it was where a family member had actually been, it was a fantastic place to see and very well done. It was a different time in war back then, they on both sides were gentleman for example a trust on Christmas day. There are still today a lot of unexploded mines around so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 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... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

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

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Address: El Alamein, Egypt
Location: Africa  >  Egypt  >  Matrouh Governorate  >  El Alamein

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