El Alamein - 28 March 2006

The battle of Alamein lasted from October 23 until November 3, 1942. It marked a turning point in the Second World War. The British Commonwealth 8th Army (200,000 men) led by general Bernard Montgomery defeated the German Afrika Korps (100,000 men) led by general Erwin Rommel.

On our way from Cairo to Mersa Matruh we visited the El Alamein war museum and the allied war cemetery. Further down the road there are also a German and an Italian war cemetery.

General Bernhard Montgomery      General Edwin Rommel
Montgomery and Rommel

Second world war guns and tanks on display outside the museum

Entrance of the Allied War Cemetery