The Battle of San Pietro (film)

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Date: 1946

Region: North America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Film Video


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Artist: John Huston

Confronting Bodies: U.S. Army officials

Dates of Action: 1946

Location: United States

Description of Artwork: The Battle of San Pietro is an army documentary revolving around a battle in World War II. The making of both the film had been assigned to him by the military.

The Incident: Huston's film, The Battle of San Pietro was so emotionally powerful in it's scenes of death and destruction (Even though much of it was reenacted footage) that the screening staff ordered it be repressed.

Results of Incident:General George Marshall intervened and had The Battle of San Pietro released.

Source: Censorship: A World Encyclopedia. Ed. Derek Jones. Chicago; London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2001.