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
Editors. "First battle of El Alamein". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010; last revised 30 November -1.
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