El Alamein


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El Al·a·mein

 (ĕl ăl′ə-mān′, ä′lə-) also Al Al·a·mayn (ăl ăl′ə-mān′, ä′lə-)
A town of northern Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea. In a decisive battle of World War II the British forces under Bernard Montgomery defeated Erwin Rommel's German troops here in November 1942.

El Alamein

(ɛl ˈæləˌmeɪn) or

Alamein

n
(Placename) a village on the N coast of Egypt, about 112 km (70 miles) west of Alexandria: scene of a decisive Allied victory over the Axis forces (1942)

El A•la•mein

(ɛl ˌɑ lɑˈmeɪn, -ˌɑ lə-)
n.
a town on the N coast of Egypt, ab. 70 mi. (113 km) W of Alexandria: decisive British victory in World War II, 1942. Also called Alamein.
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Noun1.El Alamein - a village to the west of Alexandria on the northern coast of EgyptEl Alamein - a village to the west of Alexandria on the northern coast of Egypt; the scene of a decisive Allied victory over the Germans in 1942
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
2.El Alamein - a pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under RommelEl Alamein - a pitched battle in World War II (1942) resulting in a decisive Allied victory by British troops under Montgomery over German troops under Rommel
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
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President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Thursday gave the go-ahead for the first stage of the New El Alamein eco-city in Marsa Matrouh governorate.
El Alamein City will include a national university, comprising of a number of applied science faculties, an opera house, a library and a museum.
But was it also sung as a battle hymn as British soldiers followed the tanks into action at El Alamein in the Second World War?
Featuring 140 rooms and suites, along the North Coast of El Alamein, the hotel offers views of the waterfront with contemporary interiors in earth-tone colours, stone work, wood textures and glass.
Meanwhile, at El Alamein, Montgomery's forces would soon inflict the first major defeat on Rommel's Afrika Korps.
My service saw me in London throughout the Blitz in the 1st Anti Aircraft Division, then to North Africa and the Battle of El Alamein, followed by the invasions of Sicily, Italy, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.
A number of regional and international companies participating in the event showcased their latest large-scale and high-valued projects in Egypt, including "The New Capital of Egypt" and the "New El Alamein City".
Aged 21, he fought in the Battle of El Alamein in the deserts of North Africa, seen as one of the decisive victories of the Second World War.
And both watched as their pals were cut down by gunfire in the desperate battle of El Alamein in North Africa, in 1942.
The government estimated that the investment required to develop New El Alamein city in fiscal year (FY) 2016/17 would amount to EGP 3bn, according to a recent report by the Ministry of Planning on the development of the north-western coast project.
00pm, Film4 An American tank crew get lost in the desert during the retreat from El Alamein and face a desperate race against time to reach a source of water in an abandoned fortress - only to discover the Nazis are heading for the same location.
Aunque se dijo que era la presentacion oficial de la pareja, realmente Julie acudio a la ceremonia por el 75 aniversario del Llamado a la Resistencia del general Charles de Gaulle para acompanar a su abuelo, Alain Gayet, heroe de la batalla de El Alamein y uno de los ultimos Companeros de la Liberacion.