El Alamein

El Alamein is a town on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast. It’s known for a decisive 1942 WWII battle, commemorated in El Alamein War Museum with uniforms and tanks. Desert plants surround El Alamein War Cemetery’s headstones. Just outside town, the German War Memorial is a fortress-like structure with a central obelisk, built over a mass grave. The Italian War Memorial is a tower inscribed inside with names of the dead.