• Short Summary

    EL ALAMEIN -- A BATTLE THAT BECAME A TURNING POINT IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, WHEN THE BRITISH EIGHTH ARMY DEFEATED ROMMEL'S AFRIKA CORPS ON THE SANDS OF EGYPT'S WESTERN DESERT.

  • Description

    EL ALAMEIN -- A BATTLE THAT BECAME A TURNING POINT IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, WHEN THE BRITISH EIGHTH ARMY DEFEATED ROMMEL'S AFRIKA CORPS ON THE SANDS OF EGYPT'S WESTERN DESERT.TODAY, 21 YEARS AFTER, THOSE WHO DIED ARE STILL REMEMBERED.

    THIS WEEK, THE ANNUAL SERVICE OF COMMEMORATION WAS HELD AT THE BRITISH COMMONWEALTH CEMETERY, WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF MANY COUNTRIES ATTENDING.THE CEREMONY STARTED WITH SOLDIERS LAYING A WREATH FROM THE UNITED ARAB REPUBLIC ON THE WAR MEMORIAL.THEN CAME OTHER WREATHS FROM COMMONWEALTH NATIONS, BORNE BY MEMBERS OF THEIR DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN CAIRO.AND, FOLLOWING TRADITION, THE CEREMONY ENDED WITH BUGLERS SOUNDING THE "LAST POST".

    THE COST OF EL ALAMEIN -- 13,500 ALLIED TROOPS KILLED TO ROMMEL'S 50,000.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA31HLKB1D7CKMJLQQZ0WKJF7V3
    Media URN:
    VLVA31HLKB1D7CKMJLQQZ0WKJF7V3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/10/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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