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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

El-Alamein - The British Commonwealth Cemetery

Not far down the street from the War Museum lies the Commonwealth Cemetery.

The entrance is controlled by a "turnstile" and a policeman.  Three descriptive boards tell the story of the Commonwealth troops and the long battle back and forth.

If you are looking for a particular individual, there is a central registry.
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Any cemetery like this is best visited by stopping at a few grave-sites and reading the names and dates to personalize their sacrifice.


There was an interesting article published in the UK Daily Mail on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the final battle here.  It interweaves memorial visits by veterans with a good battle summary.  I recommend reading the whole article.

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