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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
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Costing over one hundred ten million dollars, it was, at the time, the most expensive miniseries ever. See more »
Torpedoes are fired at 3-4 second intervals, then shown running side by side in the water. See more »
[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.
If I do not hear from Steiner within 15 minutes, somebody will be shot!
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Dan Curtis, the producer of this epic, must have been obsessed. His
vision of the war years 1936 through 1945 as depicted in this and the
companion work "The Winds of War" is unquestionably the best view of
the impact of war on simple human beings as could ever be imagined in
fiction and on film.
Based on a novel by Herman Wouk, with a screenplay written by him, the
events of the pre war and war years are played out through the eyes of
the family of Victor Henry a fictional middle aged naval commander and
close confidant of President Roosevelt who is, at various times, posted
in Berlin, Moscow, Pearl Harbor and ultimately made captain of a
cruiser in the pacific. Captain Henry and his family are witness to the
rise of Hitler and Mussolini in Europe, the conduct of Hitler's "Final
Solution", the Russian front, and the war in the pacific. The graphic
detail of this production will literally bring tears to your eyes. It
is hard to watch at times as you become so very intimate with the
Robert Mitchum turns in a fabulous performance as Victory Henry the no
nonsense patriarch of the family. Polly Bergen plays his
flibbertigibbet wife Rhoda to perfection. The rest of the cast is all
really remarkable but my favorite was G.D. Spradlin who portrayed Rear
Admiral Raymond Spruance , fleet commander during the Battle of Midway,
above and beyond understanding.
If you're into accurate historical drama, and can deal with reality, go
to your library and check this out. If you haven't seen it, you should.
If you don't you will miss a genuine historical document.
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