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Tanks A Lot: Watch Brad Pitt Ride In The First 'Fury' Trailer

Ideals are peaceful. History is violent.

"Just wait until you see it — what a man can do to another man."

Shia LaBeouf's words of wisdom are quiet and cutting, reserved until the very end of the first trailer for "Fury," director David Ayer's upcoming World War II thriller. It centers on Wardaddy (Brad Pitt), the leader of a five-man crew operating a Sherman tank called "the Fury." Wardaddy has been fighting alongside his fellow soldiers for years, having started the war killing Germans in Africa.

"Now I'm killing Germans in Germany," he tells a rookie played by Logan Lerman, the newest addition to the tank squad. For his part, Lerman's doe-eyed assistant driver hasn't ever even seen the inside of a tank before.

"You will," Wardaddy promises.

The trailer gets down in the mud to focus on the nitty, gritty and dirty sides of war, with strong actors like Jon Bernthal ("The Walking Dead") and Michael Peña ("End of Watch") along for the ride. The only thing that stands between the American forces and success in Germany is a 300-strong squad of Nazis — and the five tank operators are the only soldiers who can take them down.

"Fury" hits theaters on November 14.