In the fifth episode of the seven-part, eighteen-hour miniseries The Winds of War, US Naval Commander "Pug" Henry (Robert Mitchum) continues acting as President Roosevelt's emissary of peace in war-torn Europe, even as Hitler (Gunter Meisner) secretly prepares to double-cross Stalin (Anatoly Chaguinian) by invading the Soviet Union. Meanwhile, Henry's neglected wife Rhoda (Polly Bergen) has a fling with handsome Palmer Kirby (Peter Graves). And in neutral Portugal, Pug's son Byron (Jan-Michael Vincent) proposes marriage to the much-older Natalie Jastrow (Ali McGraw), whose Jewish faith may well be an obstacle to the couple's safety in future episodes. The Winds of War was adapted by Herman Wouk from his own novel.
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