The public was first introduced to the story of Twelve O'clock High during the close of World War II when the content was published as a novel. In 1949 it was offered as a major motion picture. It was first telecast in 1964 during "primetime" and continued to be until 1967. A number of well known motion picture actors appeared in these episodes.
As a game, it was first issued by the Milton Bradley Company in 1965, in the second year as a telecast drama.
The drama was about a "bombardment group" of the U.S. Air Force stationed near London, England during WW II. While each telecast was a different story about the bombing raids and narrow escapes over enemy territory, the principle characters were the same in each episode.
The Milton Bradley game is a derived playing card game of 40 playing cards. Instructions are printed in English.
Last update May 31, 2010