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While your cruise is moored at Port Alexandria take a full-day tour to El-Alamein. A great Alexandria shore excursion to visit the highlights of Alamein. Explore with your professional tour guide, the World War II Cemetery, the World War II Museum, and the German Tombs.
Meet your guide at Port Alexandria to drive to Alamein. Alamein is about 130 km from Alexandria. Once you arrive, you will commence your trip to
Alamein Battle was a great cornerstone in World War II. The battle was fought between the Commonwealth forces based in Egypt and the Axis forces (German and Italian) based in Libya. The battlefield was between Alexandria in Egypt and Benghazi in Libya (about 1000 km) between 1940 and 1942.
The objectives of the battle were to control the Mediterranean, the link with the east through the Suez Canal, the Middle East oil supplies, and the supply route to Russia through Persia.
Alamein World War II Cemetery contains the graves of men who died at all the stages of the Western Desert battles, brought in from a wide area; but especially those who died in the Battle of Alamein at the end of October 1942 and in the period immediately before that.
The cemetery now contains 7240 Commonwealth burials of World War II, of which 815 are unidentified. There are also 102 war graves of other nationalities.
The Alamein Cremation Memorial stands in the south-eastern part of Alamein Cemetery, and commemorates more than 600 men whose remains were cremated in Egypt and Libya during the war in accordance with their faith.
The Land Forces panels commemorate more than 8500 soldiers of the Commonwealth, as well as those who died in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Persia. The Air Forces panels commemorate more than 3000 airmen of the Commonwealth.
From the World War II Cemetery to the German Tombs.
The German Cemetery takes the shape of a fortress overlooking the sea. The cemetery contains about 4000 German servicemen. There’s a memorial obelisk in the center of the cemetery.
From the German Cemetery to Alamein Military Museum.
You can begin or end your trip with this museum. Alamein Military Museum was founded in 1956 by Gamal Abdel-Nasser. It was renovated in 1992 and in 2014. The Military Museum in Alamein recites the major events of the Alamein battle and the role of the participating forces. It is divided into 3 parts, are the open-air showground, the permanent display showroom, and the temporary display.
Drive back to your cruise at Port Alexandria.