The Winds of War is a 1983 miniseries, directed and produced by Dan Curtis, that follows the 1971 book of the same name written by Herman Wouk.
Just as in the book, in addition to the lives of the Henry and Jastrow families, much time in the miniseries is devoted to the major global events of the early years of World War II. Adolf Hitler and the German General Staff, with the fictitious general Armin von Roon as a major character, is a prominent subplot of the miniseries. The Winds of War also includes segments of documentary footage, narrated by William Woodson, to explain major events and important characters.
It was followed by a sequel, War and Remembrance, in 1988, also based on a novel written by Wouk and also directed and produced by Curtis.
Safely back from the bombing mission, Pug Henry begins to realise the strength of the mutual affection he and Pamela Tudsbury share for one another. Any plans to spend some time together are cut short when Pug is ordered to wrap up his affairs in Berlin and return to Washington for a new assignment. Rhoda Henry takes her relationship with Palmer Kirby a step further when they spend the night together at a country inn. Natalie and Byron meet in Lisbon and decide to get married. They too have very little time together when Byron’s submarine is ordered to sea. Adolf …
The Winds of War Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 10 February 1983.
- Running time: 883 minutes (total running time).
- Rating: 15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.