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War and Remembrance 

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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Series cast summary:
Robert Mitchum ...  Victor 'Pug' Henry 12 episodes, 1988-1989
Jane Seymour ...  Natalie Henry 12 episodes, 1988-1989
Hart Bochner ...  Byron Henry 12 episodes, 1988-1989
Victoria Tennant ...  Pamela Tudsbury 12 episodes, 1988-1989
Polly Bergen ...  Rhoda Henry 12 episodes, 1988-1989
Sami Frey ...  Avram Rabinovitz 12 episodes, 1988-1989
William Schallert ...  Harry Hopkins 12 episodes, 1988-1989
Jeremy Kemp ...  Brig. Gen. Armin Von Roon 12 episodes, 1988-1989
Steven Berkoff ...  Adolf Hitler 12 episodes, 1988-1989
Robert Hardy ...  Winston Churchill 12 episodes, 1988-1989
William Woodson William Woodson ...  Narrator 12 episodes, 1988-1989
Zevi Wolmark Zevi Wolmark ...  John Simms 12 episodes, 1988-1989
Topol ...  Berel Jastrow 11 episodes, 1988-1989
Ralph Bellamy ...  President Franklin Delano Roosevelt 11 episodes, 1988-1989
John Gielgud ...  Aaron Jastrow 11 episodes, 1988-1989
David Dukes ...  Leslie Slote 9 episodes, 1988-1989
Joachim Hansen ...  Lt. Gen. Alfred Jodl 9 episodes, 1988-1989
John Malcolm John Malcolm ...  Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel 9 episodes, 1988-1989
Sharon Stone ...  Janice Henry 8 episodes, 1988-1989
Barry Bostwick ...  'Lady' Aster 8 episodes, 1988-1989
Ian McShane ...  Philip Rule 8 episodes, 1988-1989
John Rhys-Davies ...  Sammy Mutterperl 7 episodes, 1988
Bill Wallis Bill Wallis ...  Werner Beck 7 episodes, 1988
Michael Wolf ...  Reichsmarshall Hermann Goering 7 episodes, 1988-1989
Ian Jentle Ian Jentle ...  Propaganda Minister Josef Goebbels 6 episodes, 1988-1989
Robert Morley ...  Alistair Tudsbury 5 episodes, 1988
Leslie Hope ...  Madeline Henry 5 episodes, 1988-1989
Barry Morse ...  Col. Gen. Franz Halder 5 episodes, 1988-1989
Hunter Schlesinger ...  Louis Henry 5 episodes, 1989
Christian Ebel Christian Ebel ...  Rattenhuber - SS Security Chief 5 episodes, 1988-1989
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Storyline

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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USA

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13 November 1988 (USA) See more »

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(12 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Although the U.S.S. Northampton is portrayed with the second main gun turret located aft of the bridge, which is incorrect, all of the World War II U.S. heavy and light cruisers that could have portrayed the ship had either been scrapped; converted and scrapped; mothballed; or preserved as a museum ship. It appears that a ship was offered for use during filming, and had to be converted. The ship used could not have physically had a second main gun turret included forward, as this is pretty obvious, so it had to be added to the aft section behind the bridge. See more »

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The U.S.S. Northampton, as seen here, has one gun turret forward and two aft; the real Northampton had two turrets forward and one aft. 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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perhaps the greatest miniseries ever
16 September 2004 | by blanche-2See 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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