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El Alamein War Museum
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

While i know that they want to tell a story i just think that they seem to be missing things from the Museum. They seem to be trying to please all people when they should just tell the story.
The fact they have rooms for the Commonwealth, german and Italy is just wrong. Tell the story from start to finish. Make people understand that war is not good.

Thank RobE_AdamD
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

The museum is located a short distance from the Commonwealth cemetery and has both indoor and outdoor exhibits.

The museum is split into 4 halls (Egyptian, Italian, German and British) and each gives an insight into the various equipment used and the history of each nation in the lead up and the battle of El Alamein and the North African campaign in general.

When you first enter the museum there is a large map of the area and the Curators will give you an overview of the major events of the time. This is nteresting and a good tool if you are not totally clued up on events.

When you have finished you visit to the halls, proceed outside to see some of the vehicles used by both sides in the conflict, including the remains of a Spitfire.

The museum also has a gift shop and small cafe, which are not too expensive.

Overall the museum is informative and small enough to get around if time is limited.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

The museum is great, it will show you a brief about the history of ww2 in north Africa that many of western documentation is missing . all artifacts are real, i recommend you buy the CD to gain more knowledge about the history of the place. i went twice and still interested in going there. every time i go i experience a new piece of information.the outer garden is fascinating.

1  Thank samerelsayary
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Reviewed January 25, 2013

I regret that I must disagree with the positive reviews of this museum as much as I regret undertaking the 4 hour journey.

Entry is only LE25 plus LE10 to use a camera inside (I paid but there was nothing worth photographing).

The recorded explanation of the ‘back and forth’ of 1941-1942 on the giant sandtable had such a bad sound system that it was unintelligible.

The museum is a small collection of uniformed dummies and a handful of light weapons, with a few photographs and small plastic models.

There is no attempt made to explain that there were two battles at El Alamein in 1942, July and October/November. There is no attempt to explain what happened during the course of the main battle, which covered a period of 12 days.

Outside are several artillery pieces and four wrecked tanks (no German tanks). Two of the artillery pieces are British 17 pounder anti-tank guns, which were not in production until 1943, well after the battle.

There are no aircraft dsplayed, just the engine of what is probably a spitfire.

The inadequacy of the museum in explaining the sacrifice of those who died is an insult to the men from many nations who fought and fell in the battle.

Instead of making the long drive, look at Wikipedia, unless you wish to pay homage to those interred in the cemeteries (in the Commonwealth cemetery the Aussies are at the back right hand side).

1  Thank Ian B
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Translations were awful - so don't look here for good explanations. But the display outside the museum of all the vehicles, planes, tanks, etc that were found in the sand is amazing. Look for the Canadian vehicle built by Ford Canada! When they found it in the sand, cleaned it out and put gas and oil in it, it turned over no problem! Does not take too long to walk through museum - 30 minutes is enough - good for kids as there are lots of memorabilia and little bits and pieces. But leave some time to wander outside.

Thank deliciao
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