El Alamein is about 55 km to the west of the hotel so after breakfast we organised with the hotel for a driver to pick us up and go see the cemeteries and museum. He duly arrived at 10 am and drove west.
We visited 3 of the four memorials in the time we had available, each reflected the different styles of the countries. The Allied memorial was a traditional western cemetery with a separate section for Australia.
From here we drove to the German memorial. The names were alphabetical with a coffin for each town where soldiers had come from. There was one un-named coffin for the French that supported them. There was a museum upstairs with details of other war memorials.
The Italian memorial was a little further down the road. It included a museum as well, all the labels were in Italian.
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/alemeinmuseum.htm gives some basic information about the museum. What they didn’t tell you was that during the 1992 refit they retiled outside with the Cairo pavement – how exciting.