Aroview: Two legendary war documentaries from John Huston (THE MALTESE FALCON) who participated in WWII as a combat filmmaker yet whose films are the antithesis of wartime propaganda.
The Battle of San Pietro' (1943) - Oscar-winning documentary concerns the taking of the strategically-important Italian town from Axis forces by the American infantry. Almost unique in capturing a sense of the actual combat conditions which soldiers faced in the grueling Italian campaign.
'Let There Be Light' (1947) - A powerful look at the aftermath of war for the 'psychological casualties' - those so severely traumatised by their experiences they cannot return to society. Banned for several decades by the US Government, which attests to its disturbing power.