Ruined Italian town; Italian civilians; US soldiers
- Event Date
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
American Troops Shell and Occupy San Pietro, Italy, December 18, 1943. American engineers enter the ruined town. American soldiers round up German prisoners; MP soldier guards prisoners. MCU, CU, German prisoners. American paratrooper escorts German prisoner through field to POW enclosure. VS, Italian civilians return to their ruined homes in San Pietro; civilians leave caves and air raid shelters. MCU, American soldiers speak to Italian civilians. MCU, Italian women and children stand at doorway of ruined home. The woman motions that they are hungry. MCU, CU, Italian children. MS, MCU, hysterical Italian stands before ruins of his home; camera pans to ruins as man points. MS, ruins and wrecked buildings. MS, MCU, US medics go over battlefield below San Pietro and remove dead in litters. Pan, ruins of city and the valley below where the American troops are under heavy German mortar artillery fire. LS, German artillery shells burst below city near Cassino; three American soldiers pass by in FG.
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