War and Remembrance
A 12-part miniseries continuing Herman Wouk's epic two-volume saga which began with "The Winds of War." The first 17-hour installment begins one week after Pearl Harbor. The family of career naval officer Captain Victor "Pug" Henry is scattered around the globe. Pug and his son, Byron, are fighting the war in the Pacific while Byron's wife, Natalie, her son, Louis, and her uncle Aaron Jastrow, are trapped in Europe, unable to escape the Nazi terror. On the home front, Pug's wife, Rhoda, crushed by the loss of her eldest son, Warren, at the Battle of Midway, and threatened by Pug's growing involvement with a beautiful young Englishwoman, Pamela Tudsbury, drifts into a series of affairs. As the first episodes conclude, Natalie and Aaron are incarcerated at the concentration camp at Theresienstadt, while Byron, unsuccessful in his attempts to rescue his wife, prepares to resume his duties aboard a submarine in the Pacific. --BASELINE.
In the second installment of episodes, Natalie and Aaron begin a terrifying odyssey through the Nazi death camps. Byron, tortured by the estrangement from his wife and disillusioned by his parents' crumbling marriage, must find the courage to survive amid the fierce sea battles involving his submarine. Pug and Pamela face a crucial decision in their relationship, while Rhoda becomes more deeply involved with a rakish Army officer, Hack Peters. And, as the war reaches its climax, the Henry family is witness to the events and places that are to become historical milestones: Guadalcanal, Yalta, the assassination attempt on Hitler by his senior staff, the D-Day invasion at Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and the explosion of the first atomic bomb. --BASELINE.