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Tegelberg at Suez

May 21 2017 at 11:37 AM
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Jacques  (no login)


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Okay, that helps. The more common spelling is "Gebel Ataka" which is a mountain range or series of hills to the West of Suez, not the name of a town or a port as you have it. Within the port of Suez, there was Ataka Jetty where casualties, and most likely refugees from ships were disembarked; and medical facilities at various locations within Suez referred to as Ataka North, Ataka Central and Ataka South according to this very informative Britain at War site:

http://www.britain-at-war.org.uk/ww2/alberts_war/html/suez.htm

This is what the port of Suez looked like at the time (from the above site):

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Regards,

Jacques

 
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