The Winds of War (1983– )
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The Storm Breaks 

With the German invasion of Poland underway, Pug Henry is called to Washington for a meeting with President Roosevelt. The President is impressed that Pug foresaw the German-Soviet pact and... See full summary »

Director:

Dan Curtis

Writers:

Herman Wouk (teleplay), Herman Wouk (novel)

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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Victor 'Pug' Henry
Ali MacGraw ... Natalie Jastrow
Jan-Michael Vincent ... Byron Henry
John Houseman ... Aaron Jastrow
Polly Bergen ... Rhoda Henry
Lisa Eilbacher ... Madeline Henry
David Dukes ... Leslie Slote
Topol ... Berel Jastrow
Ben Murphy ... Warren Henry
Peter Graves ... Palmer 'Fred' Kirby
Jeremy Kemp ... Brigadier General Armin von Roon
Ralph Bellamy ... President Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Victoria Tennant ... Pamela Tudsbury (credit only)
Ron Rifkin ... Mark Hartley
Tom McFadden Tom McFadden ... Hugh Cleveland
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Storyline

With the German invasion of Poland underway, Pug Henry is called to Washington for a meeting with President Roosevelt. The President is impressed that Pug foresaw the German-Soviet pact and asks him to write from time to time on items that might be of interest. Pug is a bit concerned when he learns from Warren, who is at flight school, that Madeline is now living and working in New York. Rhoda Henry continues to see Palmer Kirby. Byron Henry and Natalie Jastrow make their way to Warsaw and seek the protection of Natalie's friend, Leslie Slote, who works at the US Embassy. Arrangements are made for neutral foreign nationals to be evacuated through Germany, which may pose problems for any Jews seeking to escape the carnage. Byron still isn't quite sure what to do with his life so he decides to return to Italy to complete his work for Aaron Jastrow. Written by garykmcd

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

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Release Date:

7 February 1983 (USA) See more »

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Goofs

When Byron Henry and The Swedish Ambassador arrive at the Polish boarder station, the Polish officer salutes the ambassador by stretching out four fingers, which would be against the Polish Armed Forces regulation. The Polish Armed Forces are the only military entity in the world to use a two-finger salute, which in return is very similar to that of the salute of the boy scouts. See more »

Quotes

Adolf Hitler: So, what is new in all this?
Field Marshal Walter von Brauchitsch: Fuhrer, is is the army's final position. Case Yellow cannot proceed.
Adolf Hitler: Why not?
Field Marshal Walter von Brauchitsch: Because of the military fundamentals, as stated.
Adolf Hitler: Such as?
Field Marshal Walter von Brauchitsch: The season, to begin with. The meteorologists predict continuous soaking rains for weeks.
Adolf Hitler: It rains on the enemy, too.
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Soundtracks

Blue Danube Waltz
(uncredited)
By Johann Strauss
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