The Battle Of San Pietro

1944, Movie, NR, 32 mins

John Huston's THE BATTLE OF SAN PIETRO, an account of the bloody fight between American and German forces for control of a small Italian village, is one of the most extraordinary and impressive historical documents of WWII. Strategical charts and maps are masterfully integrated with harrowingly authentic combat footage, and a rueful commentary written and spoken by Huston himself, to create a powerful antiwar statement. Because of an Army snafu, which inadvertently sent Huston and his crew into German-occupied territory right before US troops had arrived, the film has a "you-are-there" immediacy and contains graphic combat footage taken from the foot soldier's poin...
Released: 1944 Rated: NR Length: 32 mins

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