Battle of San Pietro

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Battle of San Pietro

  • 1946 ----- b & w ----- 32 min ----- 16mm
  • Director John Huston presents drawing-board military strategy with maps and designs, then provides an unsurpassed account of the ground fighting, photographed alongside the foot soldiers throughout the battle. The result shows how uncertain victory was and the extreme losses that made it possible. Even more than a great, humane statement of the horror and devastation of war, it captures the very ambivalence of war itself--its reasons and calculated rewards.--Museum of Modern Art Film Library
  • Topics: (History: European, Motion Pictures: Documentary, War and Peace)