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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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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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13 November 1988 (USA) See more »

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(12 parts)

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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The producers considered replacing seventy-year-old Robert Mitchum with fifty-nine-year-old James Coburn, due to concerns that Mitchum was too old and ill to reprise the role of Victor "Pug" Henry. See more »

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During the Japanese attack on Midway Island, we clearly see at least two tropicalized Supermarine Spitfires in RAF markings. See more »

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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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Curtis and his staff said this was better than "Winds........
3 July 2010 | by DeusvoltSee all my reviews

.....of War" But as reasons, they cited production values centering on shooting locations, authentic sets, care in staging shots, and other technical aspects of production. No one said the very obvious: "Remembrance" is better than "Winds" because of the higher caliber of acting. Jane Seymour's nuanced portrayal of Natalie was certainly better than Ali McGraw's one-dimensional haughty, petulant and flibbertigibbet Natalie. Gielgud was more professorial and a really convincing intellectual Jew compared to Houseman. His delivery of that sermon on the biblical Job as a "stinking Jew" (an epithet Jews were required by the SS to use in introducing themselves in the concentration camps) was very moving. The noble but conflicted Byron characterization by Hart Bochner is certainly not the shallow hot in the pants Byron portrayed by Jan Michael Vincent. For some reason, I also preferred the Warren Henry of Michael Woods over that of Ben Murphy who wasn't bad at all but Woods had the charisma or the "glow about him" that Pamela Tudsbury (Victoria Tennant) described. Polly Bergen's acting or maybe her role as Rhoda much improved in "Remembrance" because in "Winds" she was just this overly excited and artificially cheerful navy housewife bowled over by the seeming glamor of Nazi Germany. Now in "Remembrance" she displays a fuller range of acting descending into regret and downright pathos as she realized that she flirted away her marriage and family. I realize I may not be being fair in blaming the actors named. For all we know, Herman Wouk's screen writing skills improved in the five-year interim between "Winds" and "Remembrance." Similarly, Curtis' directorial savvy may have also improved. And that brings me to the matter of comparison between the book and the screenplay. The film generally succeeds in bringing to the TV audience the gist of the story (stories actually) in "Remembrance," but actually it is not a faithful rendition of the book's narrative. Certain contrivances were used to bring key characters to interact with each other to get the audience into the flow of the epic. For example, in the film Pug and Armin von Roon were personally acquainted or even friends in a sort of way. But in the book they never met as far as I can recall. Admiral Henry was writing a memoir or a postwar analysis of the battles and the conduct of the war and was using a book written by Von Roon as a reference which he was refuting on several points. I was somewhat sympathetic to the Von Roon character in the book but still he was presented as somewhat of an opportunist who supported Hitler as long as he was winning the war and turned against him only when Germany was losing. In the film, however, Von Roon (excellently played by Jeremy Kemp) was shown to be an early critic of Hitler and hinted at as one of the plotters of the failed assassination of the Fuhrer.

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