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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 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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Trivia

Edmund Pegge believes he was not asked back to play Burne-Wilke because of a blunder with a pipe during filming of The Winds of War (1983), so the role was given to Michael Elwyn instead. See more »

Goofs

While Byron and Pug are standing on the deck of the USS Iowa, the 50-star Navy Jack is seen over Byron's right shoulder instead of the 48-star flag that should have been flying. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Victor 'Pug' Henry: [translates for Pamela his Russian comment] I just told him that we were good friends - that's all.
Gen. Yevlenko: You are in Moscow dear lady because HE got you a visa. Henry... nebu durakom.
[Laughs uproariously]
Gen. Yevlenko: . Nebu durakom! NEBU DURAKOM!
[exits]
Pamela Tudsbury: "Nebu durakom..." Don't be... what? What's "durakom"?
Capt. Victor 'Pug' Henry: "Damned fool".
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Unforgettable
10 May 1999 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

Without doubt the most stunning work of filmmaking I have ever seen, "War and Remembrance" is a massive experience to watch that will haunt you always. This last great mini-series dramatizes the ENTIRE Second World War, and does so at times with a raw honesty unseen before or since on network TV.

Shot on location around the world, the soap opera stories are always intriguing as we follow the various members of the Henrys, an American Naval family as they encounter every major event of the war.

The heart, though, is the central plot of Jane Seymour, in a heartbreaking career-best performance as an American Jew trapped in Europe, and John Gielgud, mesmerizing as her uncle. As they are slowly, inexorably pulled into the Holocaust we follow them, step by agonizing step, to the final horrors of Auschwitz, filmed entirely on location.

The movie is aided by a brilliant, unforgettable score by Bob Cobert, especially the main theme which seems to encapsulate every single emotion of the thirty hours into its two minutes.

It may be a bit of a commitment to watch this, but it is worth it. "War and Remembrance" is as close to time travel as is possible, and makes that dark period of history come powerfully alive.


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