I've just bought and watched this excellent miniseries, after trying to find it ever since I read the books and watched the series on television many years ago.
Anyone with a slight interest in WWII history know that Herman Wouk's novel is excellent entertainment as well as very informal. His grasp of the historical accuracy and his ability to place the reader "on the spot" as historical events unfold has been successfully broght into this adaption of the novel.
Some of the casting is perhaps slightly odd. The main character, Victor "Pug" Henry is supposed to be approximately 50 years old in the novel, but is played by a 66 years old Robert Mitchum (who is outstanding in this series, by the way), Byron Henry who is supposed to be 22-23 years old is played by a 39 years old Jan-Michael Vincent, and Natalie Jastrow who is supposed to be 28 is played by a 45 years old Ali MacGraw. But it works.
Other interesting characters are Ralph Bellamy as President Roosevelt, Gunther Meissner as Adolf Hitler, Victoria Tennant as Pamela Tudsbury, and John Houseman as Aaron Jastrow.
I like the series a lot. Although I rate the books above the mini-series I find this series very high on my all-time favourite list.