Egypt’s WWII history

Egypt’s WWII history

“This is not the end, nor is it even the beginning of the end, but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning”. Churchill’s famous quote succinctly sums up the importance of the Allied force’s decisive victory in the battle of El Alamein in 1942. Egypt’s Mediterranean coast is backed by harsh plains. They’re inhospitable and humbling to stand among, but imagining the conditions and deprivations that soldiers endured here is an emotional, nostalgic moment. Then take a look around the War Museum, its extensive collection of Allied and Axis memorabilia fascinating mementos of one of modern history’s great turning points.

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