As they were flying to Japan, a japanese pilot shot them down. Only three members of the crew survived. Those three had to live on a raft, in the middle of the ocean, for forty-six days. Then, a japanese boat came by and took them aboard. They fed the crew and told them that once they leave this ship, they will not ensure safety.
Three time Olympic World champion in track and field, Gail Devers once said, “Sometimes we fall, sometimes we stumble, but we can’t stay down. We can’t allow life to beat us down. Everything happens for a reason, and it builds character in us, and it tells us what we are about and how strong we really are when we didn’t think we could be that strong.” In Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, a book about Louis Zamperini’s bravery helped him to survive his bomber crashing into the Pacific spending forty-seven days adrift at sea only to be captured and sent to a POW camp. All of Louie’s emotional story is captivated in Hillenbrand’s memorable story. As a child and young adult, Louis first started out as a thief, but unlike the average
We go with him to the Olympics, to Hawaii, to Japan, and then back to California, where he grew up as a kid. Louie joined the army and became an airforce bomber. As his crew went out to search for a missing plane one day, his plane crashed. And that is where the biggest part of his journey, and the meat of this book, begins with Louis and his flight mate, Phil, struggling to survive the harsh environments of being POW’s for the Japanese government. There are many of people introduced throughout the book as Louis encounters them.
I read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, which gave me a new perspective regarding World War II. Unbroken was written from a soldier’s point of view, which inspired the reader and caused empathy towards the soldiers who were the victims of war. Silvie Zamperini or “Louie” grew up running from trouble and home. With help from his older brother Pete, Louie stops running from the law and starts running from his opponents as he develops his skills in track and field. Louie is no longer viewed as a criminal but a fast athlete with a bright future.
Louis Zamperini endured countless hardships during his lifetime. Growing up in Torrance, California, Louis was a reckless delinquent who often stole and got into fights with kids from his school. Louis got away with stealing and got out of fights with his impeccable speed and ability to quickly run away. His older brother, Pete, thought he could channel this incredible swiftness into something positive. Pete convinced Louie to attempt running for his schools track team.
He left being an end with an inspiring future to help our country win one of the most savage battles in U.S. history, Iwo Jima. In this battle in Japan, Jack Lummus led his troops like a great leader. He sacrificed his life for his family, his friends, and his country. Jack Lummus was such a great, courageous person because he was an astounding athlete, had an excellent military career, and died fighting for his country. Besides being a great military hero, Jack Lummus was an outstanding athlete.
On May 27, 1943 a United States B-24 bomber fell from the sky and crash landed in the Pacific Ocean 850 miles south of Hawaii. Eight of its passengers died, leaving the remaining three stranded in the ocean for forty-seven days until they reached land, but only to be captured by the Japanese. Among the survivors of this tragic accident was an Olympic distance runner. Louis Silvie Zamperini, second son to Anthony Zamperini and Louise Dossi, was born on January 26, 1917 in Olean, New York. He grew up in Torrance, California, where he became a sort of delinquent.
Three-time Olympic champion Gail Devers once said, “Sometimes we fall, sometimes we stumble, but we can’t stay down. We can’t allow life to beat us down. Everything happens for a reason, and it builds character in us, and it tells us what we are about and how strong we really are when we didn’t think we could be that strong.” In the biography Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Devers ' words illustrate the sturdy determination of Louis Zamperini, which carried him through everything from his track career and time as a prisoner of war in Japan, to his life after World War II had ended. In all, Louie’s unfailing willpower to continue through life’s hardships outshone all other traits throughout his haunting story. When Louie’s story began, he was
Davis was a very important figure to the military and the world; he showed people no matter what race you can accomplish anything with hard work. Benjamin was born in July 1, 1877 in Washington DC. Davis was married twice and had a child named Benjamin O. Davis Jr. His son joined the Air Force during World War ll. Davis Sr was influenced by the Spanish American war he wanted to help fight and he eventually worked his way up .One of his biggest challenges would have to be, his color. His color would be a problem because colored people did not get the respect they needed or deserved.
The three-time United States Track and Field Olympic champion, Gail Devers once said, “Sometimes we fall, sometimes we stumble, but we can’t stay down. We can’t allow life to beat us down. Everything happens for a reason, and it builds character in us, and it tells us what we are about and how strong we really are when we didn’t think we could be that strong.” In the non-fiction book Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, protagonist Louis Zamperini demonstrates his everlasting perseverance through his everyday actions. Like Devers believed, the resilient Zamperini refused to be defeated or demoralized and did everything in his power to keep his feet on the ground and his chin up. A rather devious adolescent, Louis Zamperini often stole food and liquor at the expense of his reputation