El Alamein

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war

precipitation mm 2 May precipitation mm 1 Jun precipitation mm 0 Jul precipitation mm 0 Aug precipitation mm 0 Sep precipitation mm 0 Oct precipitation mm 5 Nov precipitation mm 21 Dec precipitation mm 24 source 1 ''climate-data.org'' Tourism El Alamein war museum El

Alamein has a war museum with collectibles from "the civil war" and other North African battles. Military cemeteries Germany Visitors can also go to the Italian (Italians) and German Military Cemetery on Tel el-Eisa Hill just outside the town. The German cemetery is an ossuary with the remains of 4,200 German soldiers, built in the style of a medieval fortress. Italy The Italian cemetery is a mausoleum containing 5.200 tombs. Many tombs bear

the soldier's name; many are simply marked "IGNOTO", i.e. unknown. Greek There is a separate Greek cemetery at El Alamein. Commonwealth of Nations There is also a Commonwealth (Commonwealth of Nations) war cemetery, built and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, with graves of soldiers from various countries who fought on the Allied side. Buried here are 6,425 identified Commonwealth service personnel and 815 unidentified ones, besides 102 of other


battle

*Sergeant William ('Bill') Kibby (Bill Kibby), Australian Imperial Force *Private Adam Wakenshaw, Durham Light Infantry Others buried here include: *Squadron Leader George Barclay (George Barclay (RAF officer)), RAF (Royal Air Force) - Battle of Britain fighter pilot Casualty record Richard George Arthur Barclay. *Major Henry Rew , Royal Tank Regiment - England

accessdate 29 August 2011 The cemetery was designed by Sir J. Hubert Worthington http: www.cwgc.org World War II Two important World War II battles were fought in the area. *At the First Battle of El Alamein (1 – 27 July 1942) the advance of Axis (Axis Powers) troops on Alexandria was blunted by the Allies (Allies of World War II), when the German Panzers tried to outflank the allied position. *At the Second Battle of El Alamein

, Egypt Marina El Alamein (tourist resort) * Enham Alamein (village in Hampshire in England, renamed after the battle) * El Alamein Fountain (war memorial commemorating the battle, in Sydney, Australia) * First Battle of El Alamein * Second Battle of El Alamein References *


defensive line

for the Mediterranean . On 25 June Auchinleck had assumed direct command of Eighth Army and decided to form his main defensive line at El Alamein, where the proximity to the south of the Qattara Depression created a relatively short line to defend which could not be outflanked to the south because of the impossibility of moving armour into and through the depression. Rommel continued his march eastwards, but with the supply situation steadily worsening and his men exhausted after five weeks

to reinforce this position. The lead elements of the Division arrived at El Alamein on 6 July and the Division was assigned the most northerly section of the Commonwealth defensive line. The 9th Division played a significant role in the First Battle of El Alamein which halted the Axis advance, though at the cost of heavy casualties, including the entire 2 28th Infantry Battalion which was forced to surrender on 27 July. Following this battle the division


fighting

of constant warfare, the offensive on El Alamein seemed in doubt. On 1 July the First Battle of El Alamein started, but after almost a month of inconclusive fighting both sides, completely exhausted, dug in, halting Rommel's drive eastwards. This was a serious blow to Rommel who had hoped to drive his advance into the open desert beyond El Alamein where he could conduct a mobile defence. date 1–27 July 1942 place El Alamein, Egypt result Tactical

in a truck, and reported to the C.O., Colonel E.O. Kellett, lying that he had been instructed to go to the front (luckily this escapade did not land him in serious trouble; in a reprise of 1935, Douglas got off with an apology). Desperately needing officer replacements, the Colonel posted him to A Squadron, and gave him the opportunity to take part as a fighting tanker in the Eighth Army's victorious sweep through North Africa (North African Campaign) vividly recounted in his beautiful memoir

. Cracks Widen Cracks and fissures had again become visible between the 1 SA Div and the Army command. Barr Pg89 1 SA Brigade had been deployed on the flank, on Ruweisat Ridge (First Battle of El Alamein) and by this time they had become somewhat isolated during the previous days fighting and the Allied bombing missions of the previous night. The Brigade had lost its Officer Commanding as well as its Brigade


song love

Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory", "Love in Bloom (Love in Bloom (song))", "Blue Hawaii"). date 23 October – 4 November 1942 place El Alamein, Egypt result Decisive Allied victory 9th Armoured Brigade had started its approach march at 20:00


main defensive

for the Mediterranean . On 25 June Auchinleck had assumed direct command of Eighth Army and decided to form his main defensive line at El Alamein, where the proximity to the south of the Qattara Depression created a relatively short line to defend which could not be outflanked to the south because of the impossibility of moving armour into and through the depression. Rommel continued his march eastwards, but with the supply situation steadily worsening and his men exhausted after five weeks of constant warfare, the offensive on El Alamein seemed in doubt. On 1 July the First Battle of El Alamein started, but after almost a month of inconclusive fighting both sides, completely exhausted, dug in, halting Rommel's drive eastwards. This was a serious blow to Rommel who had hoped to drive his advance into the open desert beyond El Alamein where he could conduct a mobile defence. commons:العلمين


defensive

for the Mediterranean . On 25 June Auchinleck had assumed direct command of Eighth Army and decided to form his main defensive line at El Alamein, where the proximity to the south of the Qattara Depression created a relatively short line to defend which could not be outflanked to the south because of the impossibility of moving armour into and through the depression. Rommel continued his march eastwards, but with the supply situation steadily worsening and his men exhausted after five weeks

as a stand-alone paragraph jars, and even more so when the library is not covered until the next paragraph. I'd also like something on writers associated with the city: e.g. Lawrence Durrell and Constantine P. Cavafy. Filiocht (User:Filiocht) 12:30, 1 Oct 2004 (UTC) At the beginning of July the Eighth Army had reached their final defensive position before Alexandria at the rail junction of El Alamein. The DAK was understrength from its recent battles, but Rommel attempted

an attack along Ruweisat with the 15th Panzer and the remainder of the DAK. Only minor progress was made, British counterattacks and mounting German losses caused Rommel to call off the attack on July 22. Another attack was attempted on August 30, with Rommel's armoured forces attacking the southern flank. The 15th Panzer Division reached as far as the Alam Halfa ridge on September 1, but failed to break through the British defences. At this point Rommel went on the defensive and began


television service

was appointed Company Sergeant Major just before the invasion of Sicily in 1943 where he was wounded at the battle of Primosole Bridge (Operation Fustian). Johnston was a protégé of WB Yeats and Shaw (George Bernard Shaw), and had a stormy friendship with Sean O'Casey. He was a pioneer of television and war reporting. He worked as a lawyer in the 1920s and 1930s before joining the BBC as a writer and producer, first in radio and then in the fledgling television service. During the Second World War he served as a BBC war correspondent, reporting from El Alamein to Buchenwald. For this he was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) 1945. He then became Director of Programmes for the television service. *The Great War 2 : Mons (Battle of Mons), Le Cateau (Battle of Le Cateau), Marne 1914 (First Battle of the Marne), Aisne 1914 (First Battle of the Aisne), Messines 1914, Ypres 1914 (First Battle of Ypres), Passchendaele 1917 (Battle of Passchendaele) '18, Somme 1916 (Battle of the Somme) '18, Arras 1917 '18, Hindenburg Line, France and Flanders 1914-18 *The Second World War 3 : Mont Pincon, Souleuvre, Noireau Crossing, Amiens 1944, Brussels, Neerpelt, Nederrijn, Nijmegen, Lingen, Bentheim, North-West Europe 1944-45, Baghdad 1941, Iraq 1941, Palmyra, Syria 1941, El Alamein, North Africa 1942-43, Arezzo, Advance to Florence, Gothic Line, Italy 1944 *Wadi al Batin, Gulf 1991, Al Basrah, Iraq 2003 3 '''Captain Charles Upham''' (Charles Upham) (1908–1994) V.C and Bar, was a farmer who in World War II became a New Zealand hero by winning two Victoria Crosses for bravery. The first was won in Crete in May 1941 and the second in July 1942 at Ruweisat Ridge near El Alamein in Egypt. Fire Station & the Kirketon Road Centre, Darlinghurst Road thumb upright (Image:Sydney Fire Station 2007.jpg) * The El Alamein Fountain is at the entrance to the Fitzroy Gardens on the corner of Darlingurst Road and Macleay Street was commissioned as a memorial to soldiers who died in 1942 during World War II in two battles at El Alamein, Egypt. It was designed in 1961 by the New Zealand-born architect Robert Woodward. Its dandelion design, which has since been copied for fountains around the world, was Woodward’s original design. * The Coca-Cola sign. (Coca Cola Billboard, Kings Cross) date 30 August-5 September 1942 place commons:العلمين


support role

on the night of 23 October 1942, six squadrons of Hurricanes, including the 40 mm cannon-armed Hurricane Mk.IID version, claimed to have destroyed 39 tanks, 212 lorries and armoured troop-carriers, 26 bowsers (Bowser (tanker)), 42 guns, 200 various other vehicles and four small fuel and ammunition dumps, flying 842 sorties with the loss of 11 pilots. Whilst performing in a ground support role, Hurricanes based at RAF Castel Benito, Tripoli, knocked out six tanks, 13 armoured


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assault landings of the war. After some hard fighting, including 2nd Devons at Regalbuto amongst the foothills of Mount Etna, the Germans were driven from Sicily and the Allies prepared to invade Italy. The Brigades second assault landing was at Porto San Venere on 7 September 1943. After this they were recalled home, along with the rest of 50th (Northumbrian) Infantry Division, as they were now experienced amphibious assault troops, to prepare for the invasion of France. The third

El Alamein

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