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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
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Robert Mitchum admitted he only accepted this series because he was no longer being offered good film roles. See more »
When Pug boards the president's train in Silver Spring and is being shown to his room, the reflection of the camera crew is visible in the glass cabinet to Pug's left. See more »
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.
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.
A man of honor wants to serve on the field.
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I saw this a second time after reading the Herman Wouk novel and liked it much more.
The acting, scenes are wonderful and adhere closely to the book.
My only comment is that Ali McGraw is too old for the Jewish girl she played. In addition, Victoria Tennant is really terrific. Difficult to see how anyone could ignore her after her charming appearances.
I wish this video(or DVD) could be lumped up together with those for 'War and Remembrance". That would be great !!
I am not sure how Mr Wouk got the information. Historical facts, imagination or inside information ? They all seem accurate and credible.
Don't miss it.
Make sure watching it several times.
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