The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II.
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Nominated for 4 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
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 Victor 'Pug' Henry (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Natalie Jastrow (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Byron Henry (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Aaron Jastrow (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Rhoda Henry (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Madeline Henry (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Leslie Slote (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Berel Jastrow (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Warren Henry (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Palmer 'Fred' Kirby / ... (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Brigadier General Armin Von Roon / ... (7 episodes, 1983)
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 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt / ... (7 episodes, 1983)
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 Pamela Tudsbury (7 episodes, 1983)
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William Woodson ...
 Narrator (7 episodes, 1983)
Dragomir Stanojevic
(7 episodes, 1983)
Günter Meisner ...
 Adolf Hitler (6 episodes, 1983)
Reinhard Kolldehoff ...
 Hermann Goering (6 episodes, 1983)
Werner Kreindl ...
 Colonel General Franz Halder (6 episodes, 1983)
Rainer Penkert ...
 Grand Admiral Erich Raeder (6 episodes, 1983)
Alexander Kerst ...
 Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel (6 episodes, 1983)
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 Field Marshal Alfred Jodl (6 episodes, 1983)
Howard Lang ...
 Winston Churchill (4 episodes, 1983)
Anton Diffring ...
 Joachim von Ribbentrop (4 episodes, 1983)
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 Yeoman Ryan (4 episodes, 1983)
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 Wolf Stoller (3 episodes, 1983)
Michael Logan ...
 Alistair Tudsbury (3 episodes, 1983)
John Carter ...
 Colonel William Forrest (3 episodes, 1983)
Tom McFadden ...
 Hugh Cleveland (3 episodes, 1983)
Roy Poole ...
 Harry Hopkins (3 episodes, 1983)
Deborah Winters ...
 Janice Lacouture Henry (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Lt. Carter 'Lady' Aster (3 episodes, 1983)
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 Major General Tillet (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Capt. Red Tully / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Luigi Gianelli (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Bunky Thurston (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Blinker Vance (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Benito Mussolini (2 episodes, 1983)
Edmund Pegge ...
 Air Commodore Burne-Wilke (2 episodes, 1983)
Leo Gordon ...
 General 'Train' Anderson (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Eleanor Roosevelt (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Fred Fearing (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Ludwig Rosenthal (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Ciano (2 episodes, 1983)
Judith Atwell ...
 Sally Forrest (2 episodes, 1983)
James Ray ...
 Chargé Reese Claremont (2 episodes, 1983)
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 Scarfaced Gestapo / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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 White-Haired Gestapo / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
Dick Armstrong ...
 Franz the Butler (2 episodes, 1983)
Eloise Hardt ...
 Mrs. Lacouture (2 episodes, 1983)
Henryk Rajfer ...
 Groom at Wedding / ... (2 episodes, 1983)
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In the late 1930s, world politics begin to head in a dangerous direction. In Europe, Germany expands and rearms and proceeds to annex several border countries into the Reich. Meanwhile, Italy attempts to establish a Facist Colonial Empire under Mussolini while the Empire of Japan stands ready for a major war with China. Enter the Henry family, headed by career naval officer Victor "Pug" Henry. "Winds of War" thus follows the exploits of Pug and his children, all of which are set against the backdrop of world events leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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6 February 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Herman Wouk's The Winds of War  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Barry Morse, Michael McGuire, Sky du Mont, actress/producer Barbara Steele, Heinz Weiss, Leo Gordon, and Karl-Otto Alberty would all return for the sequel mini-series, War and Remembrance (1988), but in different roles. See more »

Goofs

When Natalie and Aaron go to the Coliseum, Natalie has her arm under Aaron's, then as Rabinowitz approaches, in a rear shot they're suddenly standing apart. [Part 7, Scene 7, time index 1:11:51] See more »

Quotes

Wolf Stoller: There are certain conversations that have to be forgotten. And in Germany we have a phrase for such delicate matters. We say, "under four eyes."
Victor 'Pug' Henry: I believe I've heard that phrase.
Wolf Stoller: What transpires next is under four eyes. You and Armin had a conversation about this lend-lease bill. Did he make sense to you? You prefer not to say, eh? Of course. You are a diplomat.
Victor 'Pug' Henry: I'm a gunnery expert, misplaced in diplomacy, and hoping to get the hell out of it.
Wolf Stoller: A man of honor wants to serve on the field.
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Referenced in Dallas: Winds of War (1985) See more »

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Gunter Meisner is terrific
28 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As I review the comments of others, I see little reference to Gunter Meisner's work as Adolf Hitler in this series. Well, I see where someone thought it overdone. My own reaction was to wonder if this actor won any awards for his performance. Anyone know? Every time he appeared, I commented to my wife how impressed I was at how striking and forceful and commanding he was. Particularly in his scene with the General about the invasion of France. Overall, the Winds of War is a very compelling piece of work. I don't know how I managed to miss it when it first showed as a miniseries, but I'm sort of happy since I can now appreciate it on DVD without commercials. I bought it for my wife for Christmas. She kept mentioning it as the best TV movie she ever saw, and darned if she isn't right.


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