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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 Natalie 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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 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
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 Leslie Slote 9 episodes, 1988-1989
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John Malcolm ...
 Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel 9 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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Costing over one hundred ten million dollars, it was, at the time, the most expensive miniseries ever. See more »

Goofs

Torpedoes are fired at 3-4 second intervals, then shown running side by side in the water. 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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The best war movie ever made
27 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

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 characters.

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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