War and Remembrance is an American miniseries based on the 1978 novel of the same name written by Herman Wouk.
The miniseries, which aired from 13 November 1988 to 14 May 1989, covers the period of World War II from the American entry into World War II immediately after Pearl Harbour in December 1941 to the day after the bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
It is the sequel to the 1983 miniseries The Winds of War, which was also based on one of Wouk’s novels.
Berel and other prisoners are forced to dig up corpses as part of Colonel Paul Blobel’s Sonderaktion 1005 operation. In a flashback sequence, Blobel recalls to a lieutenant the events of Babi Yar. Berel eventually escapes. Byron’s submarine torpedoes a large Japanese transport, but the sub’s commander, “Lady” Aster, orders his crew to kill any survivors clinging to the lifeboats or in the water, causing Byron and the other executive officers to question the order. Beck takes Natalie to dinner and the opera, and explains how tenuous their situation is. Natalie tries to arrange to join Americans in Germany being taken under Swiss protection, but Beck stops them. Aaron, Natalie and Louis are sent on a train to Theresienstadt.
War and Remembrance Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 23 November 1988.
- Running time: 1620 minutes (total running time).
- Rating: 15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.