In Egypt, the Alamein Memorial commemorates nearly 12,000 servicemen of the British Empire who died in the Second World War. The memorial forms the entrance to the El Alamein War Cemetery, which is open every day from 07:00 to 17:00.
Alamein is a village, bypassed by the main coast road, approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the road to Mersa Matruh. The first Commission road direction sign is located just beyond the Alamein police checkpoint and all cemetery visitors should turn off from the main road onto the parallel old coast road. The cemetery lies off the road beyond the ridge, and road direction signs are in place approximately 25 metres before the low metal gates and stone wing walls which are situated centrally at the road edge at the head of the access path into the cemetery. The Cross of Sacrifice feature may be seen from the road.
Wheelchair access to this site is signposted. For further information regarding wheelchair access, contact the CWGC enquiries section on 01628 507200.
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