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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Editors. "First battle of El Alamein". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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