• Question: During WWII, certain missions and campaigns used code words; - please identify what the following dealt with: “Operation Sea Lion”; “Operation Daybreak”, and this is a tricky question, “Operation Starling”. - and while you are thinking…
 
  • Answer: 
    • a) "Operation Sea Lion" , the name given to Germany's failed attempt to invade Britain in 1940.
    • b) "Operation Daybreak", the successful British based commando mission to assassinate SS-Obergruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich in Prague, 1942.
    • c) "Operation Starling", the code word given to the plan to either kidnap or assassinate Winston Churchill at a country home in the English countryside by authorJack Higgins in his WWII spy-thriller The Eagle Has Landed, and later made into an equally successful feature film starring Michael Caine, Robert Duval and Donald Sutherland (1976). While the book and subsequent movie were fictitious, apparently Higgins professed that the inspiration came from classified British war documents.