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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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Unbelievably quiet and serene!

A place of reflection and to pay tribute to humanity in retrospect! So many young and innocent lifes lost in war for no grand cause. From the inside much grander and impressive... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A place of reflection and to pay tribute to humanity in retrospect! So many young and innocent lifes lost in war for no grand cause. From the inside much grander and impressive than what meets the eye from outside. A must see by all means if you are in the area.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

To see row after row of headstones and name after name of the fallen is a sobering sight. I would like to send the current leaders of the world there and maybe the insanity of what is happening in the world now might cease. What a waste. Will humanity never learn.

Thank Supercindy01
Alexandria, Egypt
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 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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Reviewed 21 December 2016

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

Thank Mamdouh S
Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

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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Sydney, Australia
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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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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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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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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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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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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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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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