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A Visit to the World War II Allied War Cemetery, El Alamein

Post No. 6 — Looking back forty-years to 22 January 1981

Looking back forty years to our full-day visit to the El Alamein War Cemetery, it is bizarre to realise that more years have now passed since that visit than had elapsed between the actual battles and the day we were there… Tempus fugit, and all that!

Quite rightly, all war cemeteries are sobering and saddening places to visit, but the barrenness of the setting at El Alamein, together with harsh winds constantly blowing sand in from the Sahara, makes this very under-visited memorial all the more poignant. [Copyright image, 1981.]
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