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)
 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)
Zevi Wolmark ...
 John Simms (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 <>

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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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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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Referenced in Doogie Howser, M.D.: Blood and Remembrance (1989) See more »

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A Miniseries Like No Other
23 November 2005 | by (Northern California) – See all my reviews

The broadcast of "War and Remembrance", based on Herman Wouk's novel, was a television event. Although recapturing the excitement of watching the miniseries can cost you around $180, it is well worth it. From its beautiful opening and closing score to its unforgettable images and people, "War and Remembrance" is like no other. Because it was an epic miniseries, which cost around $110 million to make, the television powers that be were able to film at various locations around the world and bring vastly different (yet interconnected) stories of the war to the small screen. In that sense, it is like several miniseries rolled into one.

"War and Remembrance" revolves around the lives of two families, the Henrys and the Jastrows. The connection between them is provided through the marriage of Byron Henry and Natalie Jastrow. The Henrys are a naval family: Victor "Pug" Henry serves both as a diplomat and as the commander of a destroyer at various times in the series, Byron Henry serves on a submarine in the Pacific, Warren Henry is a naval pilot married to the daughter of a Senator. Byron's wife, Natalie Jastrow is an American Jew in Europe trying to escape the Nazis along with her uncle, Aaron Jastrow, and her son with Byron, Louis Henry. Aaron Jastrow's cousin is a Jewish Polish soldier trying to survive Auschwitz. Those are just some of the characters whose stories captivate the audience. There are also the experiences of their spouses, lovers, and the relatives of their spouses and lovers.

The audience is also given a glimpse into the thinking of the Nazi leadership, with Steven Berkoff providing a chilling and brilliant portrayal of Adolf Hitler. Here was a look at the Holocaust and the events and decisions leading up to it that was unprecedented at the time that the series debuted in 1988.

It is unfortunate that I have not found many libraries that carry copies of this miniseries on either VHS or DVD, forcing many people to either buy it or miss out on experiencing it. I, for one, have chosen to buy it, and I do not regret it for a day. I also recommend reading the book.

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