Chahine, Youssef b. January 25, 1926 d. July 27, 2008 Film Director. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, to Lebanese Christian parents, he studied acting in California in the 1940s and then went on to become one of Egypt's most distinguished film directors. Although his films were critical of United States foreign policy in the Middle East, he also tackled social ills, Muslim fundamentalism and Egypt's authoritarian regime. His 44 films and documentaries attempted to defend and bring back the spirit of multicultural tolerance that he had experienced in his...[Read More] (Bio by: Fred Beisser) Chahine Family Crypt, Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
Horlock, Ernest George b. October 24, 1885 d. December 30, 1917 World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. He received the award on December 3, 1914 from British King George V at Merris, France for his actions as a bombardier in the 113th Battery, Royal Field Artillery of the British Army on September 15, 1914 at the First Battle of the Marne near Vendresse, France. Born in Alton, Hampshire, England, he joined the Royal Field Artillery in February 1914 before the start of World War I in July. His Victoria Cross citation reads: "For conspicuous gallantry on 15th...[Read More] (Bio by: William Bjornstad) Alexandria (Hadra) War Cemetery, Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt Plot: F. 171.
Savoy-Carignan III., Victor Emmanuel b. November 11, 1869 d. December 28, 1947 King of Italy from 1900 to 1946 (abdicated) and King of Albania from 1939 to 1943, father of King Umberto II. He studied history and law, and received military training that resulted in his holding positions of command from 1887. He married Elena, the daughter of Prince Nicholas of Montenegro, in October 1896, and succeeded his father on the throne following the latter's assassination in 1900. (Bio by: Jelena) Saint Catherines's Cathedral, Alexandria, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt