The Winds of War

The Winds of War

The Winds of War is a 1983 miniseries that follows the book of the same name 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 this period. Adolf Hitler and the German military staff with the fictitious general von Roon as a major character is a prominent subplot of the miniseries. Winds of War also includes segments of documentary footage narrated by William Woodson to explain major events and important characters.

According to the DVD-featurette "From Novel to Television," The Winds of War became a smashing television success, and a US national television event as never seen before. It was followed by a sequel War and Remembrance in 1988, also directed by Dan Curtis.

Cast for The Winds of War...

Robert Mitchum
Victor 'Pug' Henry
Ali MacGraw
Natalie Jastrow
John Houseman
Aaron Jastrow
Polly Bergen
Rhoda Henry
Lisa Eilbacher
Madeline Henry
David Dukes
Leslie Slote
Chaim 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
Wolfgang Preiss
Field Marshal Walter von Brauchitsch
Günter Meisner
Adolf Hitler
Elizabeth Hoffman
Eleanor Roosevelt
Charles Lane
Adm. William Standley
Joachim Hansen
Field Marshal Alfred Jodl
Howard Lang
Winston Churchill
Alexander Kerst
Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
Rainer Penkert
Grand Admiral Erich Raeder
Ferdy Mayne
Ludwig Rosenthal
Anton Diffring
Joachim von Ribbentrop
Werner Kreindl
Colonel General Franz Halder
Reinhard Kolldehoff
Hermann Göring