War and Remembrance (1988)

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The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amid the events after the USA's entry into World War II.

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Series cast summary:
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 Capt. 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)
Sami Frey ...
 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)
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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)
William Woodson ...
 Narrator (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Leslie Slote (9 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Dwight D. Eisenhower (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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 Lt. Gen. Alfred Jodl (7 episodes, 1988-1989)
John Malcolm ...
 Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel (7 episodes, 1988-1989)
Michael Wolf ...
 Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering (6 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Alistair Tudsbury (5 episodes, 1988)
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 Madeline Henry (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Barry Morse ...
 Col. Gen. Franz Halder (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
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 Col. Harrison 'Hack' Peters (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Christian Ebel ...
 Rattenhuber (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ian Jentle ...
 Josef Goebbels (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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Costing over $110 million, it was, at the time, the most expensive mini-series ever. See more »

Goofs

When Byron meets Rhoda in Hollywood the sign on the hill overlooking Hollywood should say "Hollywoodland" not simply Hollywood. The 'land' part of the sign wasn't torn down until 1948 or 49. 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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Excellent
19 December 2004 | by (AZ) – See all my reviews

I am a WWII buff (and history in general as well). This series (hardly a "mini") covers both the European and Pacific theaters of WWII thru the eyes of the Victor Henry family. Not only is it a very interesting story about the lives of these specific people, but also tells a lot about WWII and it inhumanity. So, on both accounts it is excellent, and depicts most of the WWII major events, although not all equally.

Back in those days, there was no CGI, so what you see is either real life, or models. Obviously, the war scenes are a combination of both, but very well done so you believe you are actually there in the battles, on the ships, or in the planes.

While this series (War & Remembrance) is 6 DVD's (30 hours), I was striving for more when it was all done. I watched it when it was aired in 1988/1989, so it was not new for me from the DVD set. Nonetheless, I was still captivated, and will gladly watch it again. The sound is also updated and very good (DD 5.1).

I would recommend this to anyone who cares to look into WWII and its horrors. It gets a bit graphic with the Jewish persecution and extermination, but doesn't touch on the horrors commented by the Japanese in the Pacific. So, if this sort of realism offends, either skip over those parts or don't watch it. But remember, the name of the book (and hence, of the series) was so designed and selected such that we as a human race never forget all the terrible things that happened and that caused so much world pain and destruction.

Jane Seymour, John Gigliold, and Robert Mitchum are all excellent and make you believe they were these people. I don't know why Jane & John weren't used in the original series (The Winds of War) since they were so marvelous and believable and held true to their characters throughout. The very end is heart wrenching, so have your Kleenex ready!


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