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
William Woodson ...
Zevi Wolmark ...
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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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Trivia

Pat Hingle served in the U.S. Navy, in the Pacific Theater, which means he served under the command of Admiral Halsey, whom he played in this miniseries. See more »

Goofs

Adolf Eichmann never rose above the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the S.S. However, late into the mini-series, his character appears as a full SS-Colonel. 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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perhaps the greatest miniseries ever
16 September 2004 | by 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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