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Al Alamein Museum
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 02:16 PM UTC
Hussein El Kaissy shares with us some photographs covering his visit to the Al Alamein Military museum and the "Commonwealth" cemetery in Egypt.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 02:18 PM UTC
Hussein I am very grateful for this feature as my grandfather was in in North Africa during World War Two and it is a museum I am unlikely to ever get to.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 02:38 PM UTC
Great pics, Hussein.. I definitely need to make that trip someday

Hisham
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 03:20 PM UTC
You're welcome Darren
It was indeed a trip back in time that day, the place is an attraction for all those interested in WW2 coming from all over the world.
hope you get a chance to visit it one day.
Cheers
Hussein
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 03:21 PM UTC
That would be great Hisham.
let us make it together one day. I would like to visit it again
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 04:48 PM UTC
Wow, I did not know there was a museum, as I don't recall ever seeing it mentioned in any documentaries about the battle. Thanks, Hussein, for doing this feature. More 88s there than I've ever seen in one place before!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 05:47 PM UTC
The best thing Bill is that these are the actual units that saw action during the war they were all recovered from the Alamain desert, you can see on many of them the bullet holes and you can imagine how it must have been to be inside these tank in the hard 50 degree weather, life in the Desert was harsh.
The abandoned ford truck was found with all its stowage intact, milk, water, ammunition...etc and the amazing thing they wrote in the museum that when tried to run the engine it actually run.
There are lots of interesting stories there.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 08:03 PM UTC
Thanks for sharing, Hussein. If I ever get back to Cairo, you, Hisham and I can have lunch at Casino des Pigeons along the Nile (if it's still there, haha!) and then trek out to Alamein.
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 08:11 PM UTC
Can you please help me to identify the vehicle on photo 2?
I'm trying to find out since I was there, nearly 20 years ago.

Thanks, Gabor
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 09:10 PM UTC
If you're moving L>R, photo2 is an M3 'Stuart' (sometimes called the 'Honey')
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 09:16 PM UTC
Fascinating photos, thank you!
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 11:04 PM UTC
Dave, you must be right with the turret. But please check the hull and running gear once more - isn't that a Universal Carrier?
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 11:13 PM UTC
Ghajas - I see what you mean! Looks like they had a spare hull and turret and decided to put them together!
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 07:36 AM UTC
And I'm interested if there was anything similar existing - as a vehicle or at least as a mock-up during WW2. If yes, then I'm happy to have seen such unusual part of history.