El-Alamein
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The Egyptian village of El-Alamein in the Libyan desert was the scene of two large battles during the Second World War. In the first battle, at the beginning of July 1942 the British stopped the advance of Rommel’s German Afrikakorps in the direction of the Nile valley; at the end of the month, they repelled his last effort to break through their lines. In the second battle, which began on October 2…

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Gelber, Yoav, “El-Alamein”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 20 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0198>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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