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War Museum, El Alamein, Matruh, Egypt

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Location Category ID: 28500
Added to Database: July 2008
Last Edited: 7 February 2010
Address: Alex - Marsa Matrouh Road, El Alamein
Telephone:
Email:
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Official Website:
Other Links: Ehabweb.net
Al-Alamein War Museum
Living with Landscapes
Wikipedia – El Alamein
New Zealand Division
Battlefield Preservation PDF
Latitude, Longitude: 30.84139172 , 28.94311935
Location Accuracy: 9
Tanks Previously Here: 1: Panzerkampfwagen I Tank - U.S. Army Ordnance Museum, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Harford County, Maryland, USA (Not the museum but the general vicinity)


This museum was opened in 1956 at El Alamein (Al Alamayn) to commemorate the Second World War battles that took place there, particularly the decisive Second Battle of El Alamein in October 1942. The British Eighth Army defeated the Afrika Korps and began a major advance that eventually led to overall victory in North Africa. The museum was renewed and reopened in 1992 and is now a major tourist attraction. There are halls inside the museum building depicting the weapons, equipment and experiences of the British and Commonwealth, German and Italian forces. Outside various vehicles and large weapons are displayed in a courtyard, mounted on stone plinths. These vehicles appear to have been put on display in the condition they were recovered from the battlefields around the museum.

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October 2008

German SdKfz 7 half-track
1: German SdKfz 7 half-track

Taken: 21 October 2008
Contributor: I. Holloway
Location Photo ID: 208
Added: 7 February 2010
Views: 751
Has Priority: 0
    

 

British Bren carrier (carrying a Stuart light tank turret)
2: British Bren carrier (carrying a Stuart light tank turret)

Taken: 21 October 2008
Contributor: I. Holloway
Location Photo ID: 209
Added: 7 February 2010
Views: 673
Has Priority: 0