There are separate memorials for the soldiers from each of the countries who fought, but the British Memorial, also known as the Commonwealth War Cemetery is one of the most impressive sites in El-Alamein. Every year in October, commemorative events take place at the memorial.
The white 7367 tombs of British, New-Zealander, Australian, South African, French, Indian and Malaysian soldiers, fallen in World War II, are ordered in long structured lines.
The names of some 11945 soldiers whose bodies were never recovered are engraved on white limestone walls. A wide hall with broad stairs leads up to a rooftop with stunning views of both the memorial and the Mediterranean Sea.