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El Alamein   /ɛl ˈæləmˌaɪn/   Listen
El Alamein

noun
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.  Synonyms: Al Alamayn, Battle of El Alamein.






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Words linked to "El Alamein" :   village, United Arab Republic, Arab Republic of Egypt, hamlet, Second World War, World War II, Egypt, pitched battle, World War 2



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