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San Pietro (1945)

Unrated | | Documentary, Short, War | 3 May 1945 (USA)
This documentary movie is about the battle of San Pietro, a small village in Italy. Over 1,100 US soldiers were killed while trying to take this location, that blocked the way for the ... See full summary »

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This documentary movie is about the battle of San Pietro, a small village in Italy. Over 1,100 US soldiers were killed while trying to take this location, that blocked the way for the Allied forces from the Germans. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1991. See more »

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the extra minutes are worth fighting for
20 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

i recently saw the approx. 40min version of this film and i must say, knowing what is missing from the 32min version, that it is indeed far more impactful and superior. images of more fallen soldiers in white body bags appear and reappear throughout to the point of it being a reocurring theme. i'm sure it's just as brilliant without the extra footage, but if you can, try to see the extra footage. while i have not seen the true original (running approx. 50min), i'm quite positive it's even better than the one i was fortunate enough to see. a great documentary film all-around (even if some of it was staged).


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