El Alamein

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a village to the west of Alexandria on the northern coast of Egypt

a pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel

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The New El Alamein city project is one of the "fourth generation" of new cities that Egypt is building.
My father apparently was a foot soldier following the tanks at El Alamein and he'd persuaded all his fellow soldiers to follow the tanks with endless renditions of Pratty Flowers.
Marassi is accessible from the Burj El Arab and El Alamein airports, both of which offer direct connections to major European cities.
In 1943, Pte Wakenhaw's body was re-buried in El Alamein Cemetery in Egypt with full military honours.
The New El Alamein City and The New Capital of Egypt projects will be among the event's highlights.
The Allied victory at El Alamein led to the retreat of the Afrika Korps in May 1943.
Victor was in his early 20s and serving with the 2nd Rifle Brigade at El Alamein, in Egypt, when he swore revenge after his best mate was sliced in half when his truck took a hit from a German shell.
Former president Adly Mansour issued a presidential decree back in May 2014 approving the re-allocation of EGP 88,000 and 585 feddans of state-owned land to the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA), to be used in the creation of a new urban community at El Alamein city.
In 1942, during World War II, the First Battle of El Alamein in Egypt ended in a draw as Allied forces stalled the progress of Axis invaders.
Design and implementation of 25 underground water wells to irrigate green areas at Marina El Alamein Tourist Center.
The date he's chosen next year is the anniversary of the battle of El Alamein, a familiar and desperate ploy.
El Alamein and the struggle for North Africa; international perspectives from the twenty-first century.
He recalls fighter sweeps over El Alamein, Egypt and Tunisia, actions that helped the Allies declare victory in the North African campaign on May 13, 1943.
Christopher Sandford's laudatory biographical article on Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery ("The Soldier's Soldier," Biography, October) concentrated mainly on Montgomery's victory at the Second Battle of El Alamein.
El Alamein cost Rommel half his army of 100,000 men, killed, wounded or taken prisoner.