Fury Pencils.

We watched the 2014 WWII film Fury last night at HQ. There were two scenes involving the critical use of pencils. I won’t spoil anything if you haven’t seen it yet. Both scenes involved planning. WarDaddy’s pocket notebook (above, left) looks like the 3.5 X 5.5 inch books we are used to. It’s hard to tell if it’s a modern brand, a reproduction or even genuine (as the tanks are).

This is Wardaddy’s map case, full of pencils. I have something similar that belonged to my father, from the last generation of canvas map cases. It holds a lot of pencils.

Wardaddy’s pencil looks like a charcoal or soft-core pencil with the factory sharpening, from the very round collar where the cone meets the barrel. I suggest charcoal because it looks like there is a matte carbon dust all over the wood.

Old Man has a paper-wrapped grease pencil in his two scenes. My dad (a veteran of Vietnam, not WWII) said this was standard for marking maps (and the windows of vehicles).

(I assume these screenshots fall under “fair use” rules.)

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