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Inhabitants of San Pietro Infine, Italy, attempt to begin life anew, after U.S. Forces capture the village from German Forces, during World War II

Aftermath of the Battle of St. Pietro Infine, Italy, after it was taken by soldiers of the U.S. 36th Division, 143rd Infantry Regiment and troopers of the 82nd Airborne Division, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, during World War 2. Several U.S. soldiers of the 143rd Infantry Regiment, scramble down a mountainside over rubble from destroyed buildings in San Pietro Infine, Italy, following the battle there during December 1943. (These scenes were photographed later, in 1944.) Next, more local people are seen running from a mountain cave, where they had taken refuge during the battle of San Pietro. Old people, women, and children make their way down the rubble strewn hillside and onto a remnant of road surrounded by destroyed buildings. Italian women carry their belongings balanced on their heads as they walk towards the remains of their dwellings. A man leads two cattle. One woman carries a new coffin balanced on her head. An 82nd Airborne trooper warns local people about the danger of mines and booby traps left behind by retreating German soldiers. A soldier removes a booby trap in a doorway. Women trying to clean up and settle in the ruins of their homes. As one woman sweeps debris, an huge explosion occurs, bringing down large portions of a building. U.S. Soldiers dig through debris, with shovels. An MP and infantryman stand with several Italian men as one is grief stricken while they retrieve the body of a loved one from the rubble. A woman weeps. Women nurse and comfort their babies. Small children are seen happily emerging from a cave. A mother admonishes her boy. Women and children are relieved and smiling. Several children scamper down a hill. Others are seen walking about and posing shyly for the camera. Local men clearing rubble and women washing clothes in an outdoor stream as they try to reestablish some normalcy in their lives. A shoemaker resuming business at a small bench outdoors. Men unloading sacks of flour from a truck. People purchasing flour being weighed in an outdoor market. Farmers plowing fields with oxen. A church procession, led by a youth carrying a Christian banner, moves from a bombed out church, between mounds of rubble, . Statue of a Saint at the church.

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 33 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Scenes from the Battle of San Pietro, Italy, during World War II

Elements of the U.S. 36th Infantry Division engaging in the Battle of San Pietro, during World War 2. Opening scene shows U.S. infantrymen of the 141st Infantry Regiment synchronizing their watches on H-Hour, D-Day, the 15th of December, 1944. Next they move forward 400 yardsfrom their positions and are immediately pinned down by heavy artillery fire from German defenders. Soldiers of the 2nd and 3rd Battalions of the 143rd Infantry Regiment advance 100 yards and hunker down at barbed wire barrier close to German defense line. They also come under heavy German artillery fire. American Sherman tanks enter the Town of San Pietro to find and destroy the German artillery interfering with the American advances. Views of U.S. tanks on the move. Narrator states that 16 tanks were dispatched along the road to San Pietro. Three reached the outskirts. German gunfire destroys two of these. Smoke rising from a struck tank. Views of pieces of destroyed tanks. Destroyed and abandoned American tanks. American infantrymen carrying a wounded on a litter past a knocked out Sherman tank. View of one (of four) tanks returning to the Regimental Bivouac area. Parachute flares illuminate the battlefield at night, where small American units succeed in penetrating German defenses, but are forced to move back again due to flanking German artillery and machine gun fire. Closeups of several wounded American infantry being moved on stretchers.

Date: 1944, December 15
Duration: 2 min 43 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army forces assault the German Winter Line of Defense during the Italian campaign of World War II

American troops of the 45th Infantry Division, are seen in mountains after breaking through the first segment of the German Winter Line, near San Pietro Infine, Italy, in World War 2. It is Christmas Day, 1943 and they occupy Mount Lungo. They receive Christmas dinner in their individual mass kits and sit down on the ground to eat it. On December 28th, they employ pack mules and also use stretchers to retrieve remains of fallen 3rd Division defenders down the steep mountain trails of Mount Lungo. They place the carefully wrapped remains at the base of a bullet pock-marked stone structure. Scene shifts to Mount Sammucro where American troops take advantage of a brief lull in fighting. On 1 January, 1944, Second Corp reinforcements have arrived and Americans commence a new assault on the German Winter Line defenses, with an artillery barrage on German positions guarding San Vittore del Lazio. View of smoke rising from that town. Shelling of Mountaintop flanking Highway 6held by Germans. Groups of American troops firing mortars from valley below. Shells exploding on German positions. Closeup of American gun crew loading and firing a 155mm long tom field gun. Soldiers holding their ears when gun fires. Bombs dropped from American warplane aircraft explode near roads in the valley. Glimpse from U.S. warplane flying overhead, of smoke rising from German positions in the Winter Line. Soldiers of the 168th Infantry Regiment firing a recoiless rifle from wooded area. Shells striking at base of mountain. Troops of the U.S. 137 Infantry Regiment advancing on San Vittore. view in the Italian town on 7 January, 1944, when street fighting has ended. American soldiers are seen mingling with the civilian inhabitants. German military equipment destroyed and burning during the American Winter Line offensive. Captured German soldiers being taken into custody, searched, and processed as prisoners of war.

Date: 1944, January
Duration: 2 min 54 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Damaged buildings, trees and Vineyards in San Pietro, Italy during World War 2.

Film 'San Pietro' shows an American officer giving a brief speech regarding the Battle of San Pietro. View of Liri Valley in Italy with damaged trees and wrecked buildings. Damaged statue in the building. Destroyed Vineyards.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 8 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
142nd Infantry Regiment advances, reach the summit of Mt Lungo and enter San Pietro in Italy.

From film on the Battle of San Pietro. 142nd Infantry Regiment advances, reach the summit of Mt Lungo and enter San Pietro in Italy. Explosion on hill. Troops check damaged building. Soldiers come out of cave entrance. Dead and wounded soldiers are evacuated. Dead soldiers are buried in grave dug by civilians. Name plates and dog tags are nailed to grave markers. Troops relaxing. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 5 min 28 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. troops capture a small town San Pietro and Dwight D. Eisenhower arrives for a meeting in Italy.

A documentary television program depicts the role of U.S. soldiers in the Italian Campaign during World War II. Animated map of Italy shows the location of mountains near the Mignano Valley. Operation Raincoat at Camino Hills. Troops fire guns at the hills. Smoke rises in the foreground. The soldiers fire guns. A soldier looks trough a binocular. The troops fire artillery. They capture Mount la Difensa, Mount la Remetanea and Mount Maggiore . Troops of Italian 1st Motorized Group advance and enter the Mignano area . The Italian troops construct a mud wall. The troops fire with guns on Mount Lungo . Smoke rises in the background. Firing at Mount Lungo. The troops fire guns in a small town San Pietro. 504th Division paratroopers along with their supplies and guns advance towards San Pietro. The troops advance. Soldiers look through binoculars. German aircraft in flight and lay a smoke screen. The soldiers look through binoculars. A narrow mine road and a tank moves on the road. Smoke rises due to firing. The troops enter the town. Damaged buildings in the town. The troops walk past damaged building. The people of San Pietro. Supreme Allied Commander in Europe General Dwight D. Eisenhower visits San Pietro. Jeeps drive on a road.

Date: 1943
Duration: 5 min 7 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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