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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:
 Capt. Victor 'Pug' Henry (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Natalie Henry (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Byron Henry (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Pamela Tudsbury (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Rhoda Henry (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
Sami Frey ...
 Avram Rabinovitz (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Harry Hopkins (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Brig. Gen. Armin Von Roon (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Adolf Hitler (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Winston Churchill (12 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Berel Jastrow (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Aaron Jastrow (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
William Woodson ...
 Narrator (11 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Leslie Slote (9 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Dwight D. Eisenhower (9 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Janice Henry (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
 'Lady' Aster (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Philip Rule (8 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Sammy Mutterperl (7 episodes, 1988)
Bill Wallis ...
 Werner Beck (7 episodes, 1988)
 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)
 Alistair Tudsbury (5 episodes, 1988)
 Madeline Henry (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Col. Gen. Franz Halder (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
 Col. Harrison 'Hack' Peters (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Christian Ebel ...
 Rattenhuber (5 episodes, 1988-1989)
Ian Jentle ...
 Josef Goebbels (5 episodes, 1988-1989)


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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Drama | War





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Release Date:

13 November 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A sas felszáll  »

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(12 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jane Seymour takes over the role of Natalie from Ali MacGraw. Both of them were connected by marriage to a star of The Great Escape (1963). MacGraw was married to Steve McQueen, while Seymour was married to Michael Attenborough, son of Richard Attenborough. See more »


Torpedoes are fired at 3-4 second intervals, then shown running side by side in the water. See more »


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!
Pamela Tudsbury: "Nebu durakom..." Don't be... what? What's "durakom"?
Capt. Victor 'Pug' Henry: "Damned fool".
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perhaps the greatest miniseries ever
16 September 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I actually saw this film not that long ago on History Channel, after seeing the entire Winds of War on network TV when I was down with a back injury years ago. Networks no longer make these sweeping miniseries. In one way, it's good, because so much of the time is spent on inconsequential scenes just to fill time. On the other hand, it's a shame. This particular miniseries brought the horrors of what the Jews suffered in World War II right into your living room, and it was pretty harrowing. Watching it on History Channel was an education, as historians discussed the movie during the break. They agreed that War and Remembrance was incredibly accurate in its depiction of the war.

Of course, having John Gielgud in the cast didn't hurt! He was absolutely marvelous. I can only say that the entire story arc concerning Gielgud and his family was remarkable. The scene where Natalie eats the apple brought to the cattle cars by the Christians was incredible, as was the entire cattle car saga. The concentration camp scenes, the depiction of the commandant and his family, the entire cover-up aided and abetted by the Red Cross, Natalie's will to survive and be reunited with her son -- they are etched in my heart and will stay there forever.

I heartily recommend this miniseries. Look for it on History Channel to get the commentary. This was superior work by Dan Curtis.

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