El Alamein - Egypt

El Alamein (or Al Alamayn) (Arabic: العلمين‎) is a town in northern Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea coast. It is located 106 kilometres (66 mi) west of Alexandria and 240 kilometres (149 mi) northwest of Cairo. The population was approximately 5,788 people, as of 1996.Until recently it has mainly been a port facility for shipping oil, but like the whole north coast of Egypt is now developing as a luxury resort for elite tourism.El Alamein played a major role in the outcome of World War II. Two extended battles were fought in that area:At the First Battle of El Alam

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live your life to the fullest :

so far i got this but i still need so additional info The Battle of El Alamein marked the point in the war against Germany involving not only Britain but Australia, India, New Zealand and South Africa. The defeat of Germans keep them out of Cairo, Suez Canal and also access to oil.

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"In brief :). The British Eighth Army had been chased by Rommel's Afrika Korps back to Egypt. The Line at El Alamein was easy to hold with the sea to the North and the impassible Quattara depression to the South. When Montgomery took over in August he set about building up his war materiel to inflict a crushing defeat on Rommel. By October both sides had dug in with extensive minefields and fortifications. Rommel was too weakened to overcome the British lines and it took the Eighth army a long time and a lot of casualties to break his defence. Some think Monty was slow in pursuing the DAK, but he wanted to avoid the see-saw to'ing and fro'ing of previous campaigns so he made sure Rommel could not turn and push him back."
littlemoments :

Also, What key targets were allies trying to protect and why? and what would the result have been for Germany if the allies had lost in north africa? thanks!

solarsystemsurfer2005 :
"cos it was turning point. the german africa corps with italian troops was marching towards the suez channel, which would have crippled allied supply trade-lanes. at el alamein field marshall montgomery started a counter-offensive and eventually driving the germans back and finally encircled them witth the british 8th army from the east and the american forces from the west in tunesia. it was the starting point to bring axis operations in africa to an end. and was necessary to begin operations in sicily and italy. what if the allies had lost in north africa? - seizure and control of suez channel - eventually conquest of oil fields in persia (iran , iraq)"

 

Comments on El Alamein

buffalo
Date: 2008-02-05 01:32:09

Drive across the Sahara desert, but becareful, there are Nazis trying to take you down. Destroy them first before they destroy you!


coolcode007
Date: 2008-02-05 01:32:09

It has been discovered that General Rommel is planning an attack on Allied positions in El-Alamein in 3 days. Communications with El-Alamein are severed. All attempts in contacting them have been fruitless.You will drive across the Sahara to deliver the warning.


Deddy
Date: 2008-02-05 01:32:09

Drive across the Sahara desert, but becareful, there are Nazis trying to take you down. Destroy them first before they destroy you!


buffalo
Date: 2008-02-05 01:32:09

Drive across the Sahara while avoiding enemies to deliver the message that an attack is being planned.




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