First battle of El Alamein

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Historical Context Note


Rommel marches into El Alamein instigating concern for Cairo, due to its proximity to El Alamein. Although ending it a slaemate, it was a strategic Allied victory, for it halted the second (and final) advance by the Axis forces into Egypt

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Citation:
Editors. "First battle of El Alamein". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=3101, accessed 31 August 2015.]