In May, 1943, following a near-fatal plane crash, Louis “Louie” Zamperini, a former Olympic distance runner, and his fellow crewmen survive for 47 days in the shark-infested waters of the Pacific Ocean. They battle dehydration and starvation, only to be rescued by the Japanese navy. Louie is sent to a POW camp for the rest of World War II and suffers under a brutal and sadistic guard known as “the Bird”. Read this true life, gripping tale of resilience and redemption and learn how Louie used his grit, humor and a good measure of rebellion to survive.
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