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American and German forces for control of a small Italian village, is one of the most extraordinary and impressive historical documents of WWII.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...