STK-ID 37290

Various shots of people emerging from hiding places after raid or bombardment, town in utter ruin. Shots of men and women carrying large bundles on their heads, on their backs, man leading two bullocks past camera. Shot of woman toting coffin neatly balanced on her head. MS of man talking to American army GI as children, other men and women stand by in background. Shot of GI setting demolition charge. Three shots of people attempting to clean up amidst ruins. Shot of demolition charge going off. Sequence showing people digging into ruins. MS of group hauling out dust-covered victim. Shots of grieving women, some sitting among ruins with children on their knees, two breast-feeding babies. Various shots of men, women crying, smiling, of children standing by camera smiling. Two shots of pathetic small boys walking haltingly towards camera amongst ruins. Shots of men and women digging. Rear shot of shoemaker at work in ruins. Sequence showing war victims being given food by army. CU of elderly man in tatters, TILT DOWN from his face to his torn sleeve. Sequence showing farmer ploughing with team of oxen. Sequence on religious procession emerging from ruins towards camera. CUs of face of statue.


Excerpt from
Battle of San Pietro
San Pietro
National Film Board
Available formats
Digital Video Disk, Reel 35 mm, Digital Bétacam
Shooting format
35mm neg b&w, 35mm dupe neg b&w
Aspect ratio
Available resolutions
720 x 486