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The Battle of San Pietro (1945)

US 32m, B&W
Director: John Huston

san_pietroThe Battle of San Pietro is a remarkable short documentary film that was shot during World War II by a small film crew that accompanied the U.S. Army as they fought their way toward the small Italian town of San Pietro. Much of the filming was conducted during actual combat. The result is a largely realistic portrayal of the war, including images of dead soldiers and the aftermath of the battle on the town’s inhabitants. Both commended for its realism and disliked for the same, The Battle of San Pietro is considered by many as an anti-war film, and by most as a valuable historical work of that documented part of the costly American operations in Italy (Klaus Ming April 2013).

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This entry was posted on 04/19/2013 by in 1001 List, 1940s, All and tagged .
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