"Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain" is a World War II combat flight simulator video game which was released in October, 1989 for the Amiga, Atari ST and DOS systems.
It is is a simulation of the Royal Air Force and German Luftwaffe aircraft during the Battle of Britain from July to September 1940. It offers eight flyable aircraft, two RAF (Supermarine Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane) and six Luftwaffe (Messerschmitt Bf 109 E, Messerschmitt Bf 110 C-4 "Zerstörer", Junkers Ju 87 Stuka, Dornier 17 z-2, Heinkel He 111 H-3, Junkers Ju 88 A-1).
The game pioneered gameplay elements featured in later Lucasfilm releases, such as a mission builder and combat film recorder, the ability to man all the crew positions in a bomber, and a Campaign mode where the historical outcome is decided by the success or failure of the missions flown by the player.
This is the complete and original version of the 1989 game. It contains: an 192-page manual written by Victor Cross, that provides a detailed historical overview of the battle and pilots' perspectives; two disks; a radio frequency cipher wheel; a reference card; and an instruction manual. The latter has a home-made quality about it, and there is a small amount of writing on the back, but is nonetheless a useful aid. The rest of the set is in good condition - very good, in fact, considering its age. The box itself is worn around the edges and is slightly dented in the middle.
This is an excellent item for fans of retro video games, and for those who own a working Atari ST computer with a colour monitor.