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|The campaign in the Western Desert was fought between the Commonwealth forces (with, later, the addition of two brigades of Free French and one each of Polish and Greek troops) all based in Egypt, and the Axis forces (German and Italian) based in Libya. The battlefield, across which the fighting surged back and forth between 1940 and 1942, was the 1,000 kilometres of desert between Alexandria i...||08/16/2009||510|
|Site in Egypt where German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel (the "Desert Fox") fought and finally lost.
Editor's Note (from the Wikipedia):
Rommel spent most of 1941 building his organization and re-forming the shattered Italian units, who had suffered a string of defeats at the hands of British Commonwealth forces under Major General Richard O'Connor. An offensive pushe...
|The German Shrine, an ossuary containing the remains of 4,213 German soldiers who fell during the battle of El Alamein, was built in the style of a medieval fortress. Also 30 WW1 soldiers are buried here.|
|The Italian Military Shrine of El Alamein, which houses the remains of about 5,200 Italian soldiers.br />
|This is the Aswan Dam in Egypt. A well detailed Overlay.|
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|An image overlay of some of the protests in Egypt in February, 2011||02/07/2011||953|
|Ripples on the wind have created the intricate wave patterns seen in this thick plume of dust over Egypt (right) and Libya (left).||10/23/2005||740|
|Very large overlay of France and western Europe during the Battle of Waterloo.||09/09/2005||3,424|
|Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC on the Mediterranean coast of Egypt, Alexandria became a center of trade and learning in the ancient world. Alexander built the causeway between the Eastern and Western Harbors, joining Pharos Island (arrow) to the mainland. Alexandria’s cultural status was symbolized by the lighthouse on Pharos, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World.” ||10/23/2005||4,169|
|The Battle of Verdun was a major battle of the Western Front in World War I. The battle was fought between the German and French armies between February 21 and 19 December 1916 around Verdun-sur-Meuse in northeast France. It resulted in more than a quarter of a million deaths and about half a million wounded. It was the longest battle of World War I, and the second bloodiest after the battle of...||08/03/2005||1,006|
|Battle Abbey is a partially ruined abbey complex in the small town of Battle in East Sussex, England. The Abbey was built on the scene of the Battle of Hastings and dedicated to St. Martin.|
|The defence against Rommel's drive across Cyrenaica towards Suez consisted of a number of irregularly spaced strong points or 'boxes' linked by deep minefields. Those nearest the Axis forces were held by infantry, while those further back served as reserve static positions and as bases from which the armour could operate. |
The chief 'box', known as Knightsbridge, was round a junc...