El Alamein

[ el ah-lah-meyn, -ah-luh- ]
/ ɛl ˌɑ lɑˈmeɪn, -ˌɑ lə- /

noun

a town on the N coast of Egypt, about 70 miles (113 km) W of Alexandria: decisive British victory October 1942.

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El Alamein

Alamein

/ (ɛl ˈæləˌmeɪn) /

noun

a village on the N coast of Egypt, about 112 km (70 miles) west of Alexandria: scene of a decisive Allied victory over the Axis forces (1942)
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