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El Alamein War Museum

Alexandria Governorate, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

Lucy Davidson

29 Jul 2021

About El Alamein War Museum

The El Alamein War Museum in Egypt houses a series of exhibitions about the Second Battle of El Alamein, a crucial Allied victory during World War II in which the Italian and German armies were forced out of Egypt.

History of El Alamein War Museum

El Alamein Battlefield in Egypt was the site a major victory by the Allied forces during the Second World War, known as the Second Battle of El-Alamein. Over three years, Allied and Axis forces engaged in an ongoing conflict in the North African region, with Germany’s commander, Rommel, intent on capturing Alexandria and the Suez Canal.

The victory at El Alamein Battlefield was a vital turning point for the Allies, summarised succinctly by Winston Churchill: “It may almost be said, Before Alamein we never had a victory. After Alamein we never had a defeat.”

Al-Alamein Military Museum was founded on the 16th of December, 1956, when the late president Gamal Abd Elnasser ordered its establishment to commemorate Egypt’s fundamental role in the crucially important battle.

The museum witnessed development, renovation, and maintenance measures and was renewed on the 50th anniversary of Al-Alamein battle on the 21st of October, 1992, and later went through other development measures including the set-up of an exhibitory display, to be reopened on the 21st of October, 2014.

El Alamein War Museum Today

Housing a collection of uniforms, armed vehicles, and weaponry, the El Alamein War Museum provides an insight into the 1942 battle which has since been labelled a turning point in the war. The museum is located close to the main El Alamein Battlefield.

Getting to El Alamein War Museum

From the centre of Cairo, the museum is a three hour drive via Cairo – Alexandria Desert Rd/Route 75M and Wadi El Natrun – El Alamein Rd. From the middle of Al Alameen City, the site is a 40 minute walk via Petrol Rd.

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