Sunday, May 30, 2010
El Alamein - taking my class to camp in a five star hotel!
Yes for history! School camp (camp, in a 5 star hotel?) heading to El Alamein. Luckily Jo was able to join us. Allied victory at El Alamein ended Axis hopes of occupying Egypt, controlling access to the Suez Canal, and gaining access to the Middle Eastern oil fields. The defeat at El Alamein marked the end of Axis expansion in Africa. The ANZACS were regarded as the best troops in the battle, they were sent in advance to clear the way for the main force.
Jo explained "I felt proud to see the fern as the NZ symbol on gravestones of the young soldiers who died there. It bought alump to my throat."