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Noun: El Alamein  ul a-lû'meyn
  1. 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
  2. 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 Battle of El Alamein, First Battle of El Alamein, Al Alamayn, Battle of El Alamein

Type of: hamlet, pitched battle, village

Part of: Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, Second World War, United Arab Republic, World War 2, World War II

Encyclopedia: El Alamein