R | | Action, Drama, War
A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.
At 50, Brad Pitt, as Wardaddy, is considerably older than the average WWII NCO (non-commissioned officer), who likely would have been in his mid-twenties to early thirties. (David Ayer had originally written the character to be in his late twenties, but looking middle-aged due to the stress of war.) Considering his age, choice of sidearm, and long service record mentioned in the film, it's entirely possible that Wardaddy is a WWI veteran. It would also explain why he knew German before the war started. However, the scene where the tank drives past an entire German town on fire originally ran longer, and had Wardaddy explaining that his mother originally came from a small German town, not unlike the one they are just passing. This would imply he learned German from his mother.
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When Fury and the Tiger are trying to outmaneuver each other for firing position, the Tiger gets a shot on Fury's flank that is deflected by the logs on Fury's side. In reality, the logs were mostly useful as protection from shaped-charge weapons like the Panzerfaust. An 88mm shell, especially when fired from such close range, would have shredded the logs, punched through Fury's side armor like it was tinfoil, and probably continued right through the tank and out the other side.
Real Word War II archive footage is shown during the first part of the end credits.
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