The Battle of San Pietro is a documentary film directed by John Huston about the Battle of San Pietro Infine sixty miles from Naples during World War II. It was shot by Jules Buck. It was released in the U.S. in 1945 but shown to U.S. troops earlier.The film is unflinching in its realism. One scene includes close-up views of the faces of dead soldiers as they are being loaded into body bags, a level of realism unheard of in both fictional portrayals as well as newsreel footage of the time. The United States Army delayed its release to the public.

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  • The Battle of San Pietro is a documentary film directed by John Huston about the Battle of San Pietro Infine sixty miles from Naples during World War II. It was shot by Jules Buck. It was released in the U.S. in 1945 but shown to U.S. troops earlier. Huston and his crew were attached to the U.S. Army’s 143rd Regiment of the 36th Division. Unlike many other military documentaries, it was claimed Huston’s cameramen filmed alongside the infantrymen as they fought their way up the hills to reach San Pietro. Huston's claim that the film was made during the battle was proven false by the research of Peter Maslowski in his 1993 book, Armed With Cameras The film is unflinching in its realism. One scene includes close-up views of the faces of dead soldiers as they are being loaded into body bags, a level of realism unheard of in both fictional portrayals as well as newsreel footage of the time. The United States Army delayed its release to the public. Because it showed dead GIs wrapped in mattress covers, some officers tried to prevent soldiers in training from seeing it, for fear of damaging morale. General George Marshall came to Huston and the film's defense, stating that because of the film's gritty realism, it would make a good training film. The depiction of death would inspire soldiers to take their training more seriously. Huston quickly became unpopular with the Army, not only for the film but also for his response to the accusation that the film was anti-war. Huston responded that if he ever made a pro-war film, he should be shot. The film was screened to U.S. troops in North Africa in 1944, where John Horne Burns described it in a letter as "almost more than any heart can stand". Huston was no longer considered a pariah; he was decorated and eventually promoted to major.[citation needed] In 1991, The Battle of San Pietro was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". (en)
  • Die Schlacht um San Pietro ist ein US-amerikanischer Dokumentarfilm des Regisseurs John Huston aus dem Jahr 1945. Er ist auch unter dem Titel San Pietro bekannt. (de)
  • La Bataille de San Pietro (The Battle of San Pietro) un film documentaire américain de John Huston, relatif à l'attaque de la ville de San Pietro, entre Naples et Rome, par la 5e armée américaine en décembre 1943. (fr)
  • The Battle of San Pietro è un film documentario realizzato da John Huston per l'esercito americano nel 1943 ma presentato solo nel 1945, dedicato alla battaglia di San Pietro Infine, paese completamente distrutto durante la Campagna d'Italia nel corso della seconda guerra mondiale. Il film, estremamente realistico e crudo, inizialmente non fu presentato al grande pubblico per l'opposizione dell'esercito; in sua difesa si pronunciò tuttavia il generale George Marshall, che ne caldeggiò la distribuzione alle truppe, come documentario. Nel 1991 il film è stato scelto per essere conservato nel National Film Registry della Biblioteca del Congresso degli Stati Uniti. (it)
  • Bitwa o San Pietro – amerykański wojenno-dokumentalny z 1945 roku, w reżyserii Johna Hustona. (pl)
  • The Battle of San Pietro é um documentário de 1945 dirigido por John Huston. Seu tema principal é a Batalha de San Pietro Infine, ocorrida na comuna de San Pietro Infine, Itália, durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial. O filme é notório por seu realismo, e justamente por isso o Exército dos Estados Unidos vetou sua exibição ao público. Em 1991, o filme foi selecionado para preservação na National Film Registry da Biblioteca do Congresso dos Estados Unidos por sua significância "cultural, histórica ou estética". (pt)
  • «Битва под Сан-Пьетро» (англ. San Pietro, другое название англ. The Battle of San Pietro) — американский чёрно-белый короткометражный документальный фильм режиссёра Джона Хьюстона о битве под Сан-Пьетро, небольшой итальянской деревне. Премьера фильма состоялась 3 мая 1945 года. (ru)
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  • Die Schlacht um San Pietro ist ein US-amerikanischer Dokumentarfilm des Regisseurs John Huston aus dem Jahr 1945. Er ist auch unter dem Titel San Pietro bekannt. (de)
  • La Bataille de San Pietro (The Battle of San Pietro) un film documentaire américain de John Huston, relatif à l'attaque de la ville de San Pietro, entre Naples et Rome, par la 5e armée américaine en décembre 1943. (fr)
  • Bitwa o San Pietro – amerykański wojenno-dokumentalny z 1945 roku, w reżyserii Johna Hustona. (pl)
  • «Битва под Сан-Пьетро» (англ. San Pietro, другое название англ. The Battle of San Pietro) — американский чёрно-белый короткометражный документальный фильм режиссёра Джона Хьюстона о битве под Сан-Пьетро, небольшой итальянской деревне. Премьера фильма состоялась 3 мая 1945 года. (ru)
  • The Battle of San Pietro is a documentary film directed by John Huston about the Battle of San Pietro Infine sixty miles from Naples during World War II. It was shot by Jules Buck. It was released in the U.S. in 1945 but shown to U.S. troops earlier.The film is unflinching in its realism. One scene includes close-up views of the faces of dead soldiers as they are being loaded into body bags, a level of realism unheard of in both fictional portrayals as well as newsreel footage of the time. The United States Army delayed its release to the public. (en)
  • The Battle of San Pietro è un film documentario realizzato da John Huston per l'esercito americano nel 1943 ma presentato solo nel 1945, dedicato alla battaglia di San Pietro Infine, paese completamente distrutto durante la Campagna d'Italia nel corso della seconda guerra mondiale.Il film, estremamente realistico e crudo, inizialmente non fu presentato al grande pubblico per l'opposizione dell'esercito; in sua difesa si pronunciò tuttavia il generale George Marshall, che ne caldeggiò la distribuzione alle truppe, come documentario. (it)
  • The Battle of San Pietro é um documentário de 1945 dirigido por John Huston. Seu tema principal é a Batalha de San Pietro Infine, ocorrida na comuna de San Pietro Infine, Itália, durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial.O filme é notório por seu realismo, e justamente por isso o Exército dos Estados Unidos vetou sua exibição ao público.Em 1991, o filme foi selecionado para preservação na National Film Registry da Biblioteca do Congresso dos Estados Unidos por sua significância "cultural, histórica ou estética". (pt)
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  • Bitwa o San Pietro (pl)
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  • Битва под Сан-Пьетро (фильм) (ru)
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