SIDI BARRANI (Egyptian Arabic : سيدى برانى pronounced
) is a town in
Egypt , near the
Mediterranean Sea , about 95 km (59
mi) east of the border with
Libya , and around 240 km (150 mi) from
Named after Sidi es-Saadi el Barrani , a
Senussi sheikh who was a
head of its Zawiya , the village is mainly a
Bedouin community. It
has food and gasoline outlets, and one small hotel, but has virtually
no tourist activity or visited historical curiosities. It is the site
of an Egyptian air force base.
* 1 History
* 2 Climate
* 3 Notes
* 4 References
* 5 External links
Battle of Sidi Barrani
Battle of Sidi Barrani , Military history of Italy during
World War II , and Military history of
Egypt during World War II
Located close to the Roman city of Zygra, in the Roman province of
Libya Inferior ,
Sidi Barrani is often mentioned in historical records
to mark the limit of the initial Italian invasion of
Egypt from Libya.
Italian Tenth Army built a series of forts in the vicinity.
American Field Service volunteers, providing ambulance services and
serving with the British 8th Army were based in the area, in June
1942, 30 miles east of Sidi Barrani.