During World War II, Egypt played a strategic role in the North African campaign, and the United States Army was involved in several significant events in the region: the North African campaign, the Operation Torch, which had a significant impact on the overall North African campaign including Egypt, the second Battle of El Alamein and the Cairo conference that included President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. Egypt served as an important logistical hub for the Allied forces in North Africa and the Middle East. U.S. Army units were involved in establishing and operating military bases, supply depots, and airfields to support the overall war effort.
Chrome plated Zippo with beautiful engraved scenes on the front and the back with «Egypt», palm trees, the river Nile, the pyramids, a mosque and a bedouin on a dromedary. And on one side is the engraving of the owner's name «Jim Roth».