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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.

  1. Dan Curtis


Series Cast

  1. Robert Mitchum

    Robert Mitchum

    Victor 'Pug' Henry

    7 Episodes

  2. Ali MacGraw

    Ali MacGraw

    Natalie Jastrow

    7 Episodes

  3. Jan-Michael Vincent

    Jan-Michael Vincent

    Byron Henry

    7 Episodes

  4. John Houseman

    John Houseman

    Aaron Jastrow

    7 Episodes

  5. Polly Bergen

    Polly Bergen

    Rhoda Henry

    7 Episodes

Full Cast & Crew

Last Season

Season 1

1983 | 7 Episodes

Season 1 of The Winds of War premiered on February 6, 1983.

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Status Ended


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Certification -

Type Miniseries

Original Language English

Runtime 126m



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