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  • El Alamein, Egypt
    Wednesday Jul 1, 1942

    World War II

    First Battle of El Alamein

    El Alamein, Egypt
    Wednesday Jul 1, 1942

    The Axis offensive in Libya (Battle of Gazala) forced an Allied retreat deep inside Egypt until Axis forces were stopped at El Alamein (First Battle of El Alamein), which lasted from 1 to 27 July 1942. The British prevented a second advance by the Axis forces into Egypt. Axis positions near El Alamein, only 66 mi (106 km) from Alexandria, were dangerously close to the ports and cities of Egypt, the base facilities of the Commonwealth forces and the Suez Canal.




  • El Alamein, Egypt
    Sunday Aug 30, 1942

    World War II

    Battle of Alam el Halfa

    El Alamein, Egypt
    Sunday Aug 30, 1942

    In August 1942, the Allies succeeded in repelling a second attack against El Alamein. The Battle of Alam el Halfa took place between 30 August and 5 September, south of El Alamein.




  • El Alamein, Egypt
    Friday Oct 23, 1942

    Adolf Hitler

    Second battle of El Alamein

    El Alamein, Egypt
    Friday Oct 23, 1942

    In late 1942, German forces were defeated in the second battle of El Alamein, thwarting Hitler's plans to seize the Suez Canal and the Middle East.




  • El Alamein, Egypt
    Friday Oct 23, 1942

    World War II

    Second Battle of El Alamein

    El Alamein, Egypt
    Friday Oct 23, 1942

    The Allies commenced an attack of their own in Egypt, dislodging the Axis forces and beginning a drive west across Libya. The Second Battle of El Alamein took place near the Egyptian railway halt of El Alamein, the battle lasted from 23 October to 11 November 1942.




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