Operation Eagle Attack


Operation Eagle Attack

Unternehmen Adlerangriff ("Operation Eagle Attack") was a series of Luftwaffe attacks against the Royal Air Force (RAF) as part of preparations for Operation Sealion ("Unternehmen Seelöwe").

The Operation began on 13 August 1940 a day known as "Adlertag" ("Eagle Day") by German forces. Elimination of British air cover had been set as one of the prerequisites for Sealion - the amphibious assault of Britain. The engagements resulting from Eagle were later dubbed the Battle of Britain.


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