The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amidst the events after the U.S.'s entry into World War II.
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Series cast summary:
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 Victor 'Pug' Henry (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Natalie Henry (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Byron Henry (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Pamela Tudsbury (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Rhoda Henry (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Avram Rabinovitz (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Harry Hopkins (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Brig. Gen. Armin Von Roon (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Adolf Hitler (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Winston Churchill (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
William Woodson ...
 Narrator (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
Zevi Wolmark ...
 John Simms (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Berel Jastrow (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Aaron Jastrow (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Leslie Slote (9 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Lt. Gen. Alfred Jodl (9 episodes, 1988-1989)
John Malcolm ...
 Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel (9 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Janice Henry (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 'Lady' Aster (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Philip Rule (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Sammy Mutterperl (7 episodes, 1988)
Bill Wallis ...
 Werner Beck (7 episodes, 1988)
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 Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering (7 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ian Jentle ...
 Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Alistair Tudsbury (5 episodes, 1988)
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 Madeline Henry (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Col. Gen. Franz Halder (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Louis Henry (5 episodes, 1989)
Christian Ebel ...
 Rattenhuber - SS Security Chief (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
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The saga of the Henry family, begun in "The Winds of War" continues as America is attacked by Japan and enters World War II. For Victor Henry, an upwardly mobile naval career sets him in command of a cruiser with sights on selection for the Admiralty. At the same time, however, Victor must struggle with a failing marriage as well as a love affair with the daughter of a prominent British radio news reporter. Victor's son Byron has equal success as a submarine officer, eventually selected to command his own ship, yet all the while must deal with the separation of his wife and son who are held in German custody as enemy alien Jews. Through other such characters as Professor Aaron Jastrow, Naval Pilot Warren Henry, and the noble German General Armin von Roon, "War and Remembrance" unfolds into an all encompassing and fascinating story of the Second World War. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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Feuersturm und Asche  »

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Trivia

President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill are played in this film by Ralph Bellamy and Robert Hardy, respectively. Both actors had played those roles in other films as well. Bellamy not only played the role in The Winds of War (1983), but also in Sunrise at Campobello (1960). Hardy previously played Churchill in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years (1981) and The Woman He Loved (1988). He would also subsequently play the part in Bomber Harris (1989). Hardy has also played President Franklin D. Roosevelt. See more »

Goofs

During the Japanese attack on Midway Island, we clearly see at least two tropicalized Supermarine Spitfires in RAF markings. See more »

Quotes

Adolf Hitler: [Hitler and his generals are under Berlin in the bunker, April 22, 1945] WHAT IS GOING ON? We have been trying to reach the Steiner army since yesterday! My patience is not limitless!
Lt. Gen. Alfred Jodl: The telephone lines, Mein Fuhrer; they keep breaking down.
Adolf Hitler: If I do not hear from Steiner within 15 minutes, somebody will be shot!
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Edited from Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) See more »

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Probably the most amazing and important television mini-series ever!
14 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I own the entire DVD collection for both "The Winds of War" and "War and Remembrance." As a university professor, it is required viewing for my 20th century world history class. All elements of this production are astounding: casting, acting, writing, historical accuracy, filming, locations, not to mention the haunting music.

Many of my students have told me that seeing this series changed their view and motivation of the importance of historical knowledge and the passing of it from generation to generation. They have even formed outside discussion groups because the allotted class time is never enough to accommodate the forum required for voicing and digesting their thoughts and feelings brought on by the film. This is a film for the ages.


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