What day was known by the Germans in World War II as "the Day of the Eagle?"
Originally Adolf Hitler didn_t plan to attack Britain during World War II. After he defeated France, he thought the British would surrender. But when they refused, he quickly made alternative plans to invade. On August 13, 1940, the Germans began bombarding southern England by aircraft in what they called "the Day of the Eagle." During the battle, the Germans lost 45 aircrafts, while the British lost 60. However, Germany only damaged one of Britain's radar stations - a mistake that kept the country's communicaitons intact. Source: BBC