- Operation Eagle Attack
Unternehmen Adlerangriff ("Operation Eagle Attack") was a series of
Luftwaffeattacks against the Royal Air Force(RAF) as part of preparations for Operation Sealion("Unternehmen Seelöwe").
The Operation began on
13 August 1940a 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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