Louis Zamperini, a onetime Olympic runner who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific and two years as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, and whose story was retold in the best-selling biography “Unbroken,” died July 2 in Los Angeles. The cause was pneumonia, his family said in a statement. Zamperini wrote about his wartime ordeal in two memoirs, but it wasn’t until 2010, when Washington author Laura Hillenbrand published “Unbroken,” that Mr.
Zamperini’s harrowing story captured the public’s imagination.
The amazing tale of Louis Zamperini remained untold on film for 56 years; "In the end, its message is one we all need now more than ever — the journey of a man finding his way through the darkness and into the light. Encompassing the sweep of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, 47 days adrift in the Pacific evading sharks and the jarring brutality of two years in a Japanese POW camp, it's a story that plumbs the depths of one man's...
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Zamperini found his bearings when his class ring from the University of Southern California caught on a piece of metal.
He was able to swim out of the wreckage as it drifted toward the ocean floor.
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