To commemorate the 73rd anniversary of the Battle of al-Alamein on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast some 115km west of Alexandria, and pay respects to the Allied soldiers who lost their lives on the battleground, a ceremony was held on Saturday 24 October at the Commonwealth War Cemetery at Alamein.
The ambassadors and representatives of the Commonwealth countries that had taken part in the WWII battle, as well as family members of war victims, commemorated their loved ones with prayers and wreaths of flowers. The event started with the national anthems of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries, and proceeded with hymns and songs that call for peace, love, and non-violence. Finally, the Egyptian commander in chief of the northern military district placed a wreath of flowers on the Unkown Soldier Memorial in the name of Egypt’s government.
Al-Alamein Battle, launched from 23 October to 4 November 1942, was a
turning point in World War II during which the Allied forces led by
British commander Bernard Law Montgomery defeated the Axis
German-Italian forces led by “Desert Fox” German general Erwin Rommel.
26 October 2015