Lunedì, 22 Ottobre 2018
CAIRO

Dignitaries to mark 70th anniversary of El Alamein

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Cairo, October 19 - Italian and international
dignitaries will gather on Saturday in the northern Egyptian
town of El Alamein to mark the 70th anniversary of the historic
battle that marked a major turning point in the North African
Campaign of the Second World War.
This year the international ceremony is being organised by
Britain.
Italy will be represented by House speaker Gianfranco Fini,
army chief Biagio Abrate and numerous members of parliament.
Commonwealth nations, Austria, France, Germany and Greece
will also be present with delegations.
The ceremony will also be attended by veterans of the
13-day battle that pitted Allied soldiers under the command of
British Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery against Italian and
German troops led by Erwin Rommel from October 23-November 4,
1942.
The Allies' victory turned the tide in the North African
Campaign, ending Axis hopes of occupying Egypt and capturing the
Suez Canal.
There will also be a separate ceremony at the Italian war
cemetery.

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