Quarter 3 independent reading
persistence and survival
Unbroken is a story of the indomitable human spirit, The story of men who refused, against all odds, to give in. Louis Zamprini a man who once had the first four minute mile within his grasp finds himself a victim of a millitary plane crash that leaves him and 2 other men stranded in the pacific. "The men had been adrift for 27 days.The mens bodies where pocked with salt sores, and they're lips were so swollen that they pressed against they're noses and chins". From one hardship to the next, The men are saved, but not by they're own armies, The men are taken to a local Japanese prison camp and threatened with execution The men refuse to allow they're spirits to be broken and are eventually moved to a punishment prison camp on mainland japan. The men are beaten and starved yet still refuse to give up. Eventually our hero runs into his biggest trial during this long ordeal a man know to the prisoners very simply as the bird. This man refuses to allow louie to live a life in peace instead deciding to make his every waking hour hell.Eventually the wars end comes and louie is freed but the scars of the war follow him for many years until one day he decides to become a born again christian and forgive all of his one time captors. Louie against all odds, survived what no man should have been able to and came out stronger for it.
Survival at sea
Refusal to give up in the face of death
surviving the torture bestowed upon him by the Japanese captors