The Rest of the Louis Zamperini Story

The movie "Unbroken" tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II prisoner-of-war survivor who spent 47 days on a raft in shark-infested waters of the Pacific Ocean. While the film details much of Louie's life, including his Olympic career as a distance runner, it shines a light on only one part of his truly gripping story. This video highlights the rest of his story.

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner turned bombardier, survived a plane crash and
prisoner-of-war camps during WW II. Returning a hero, his greatest battle was yet to come.

"Unbroken" — A man truly broken after WW II by alcohol, a failing marriage, and nightmares of his experiences as a POW had become fully recovered.

Hollywood, in its depiction of Louie Zamperini, sadly omitted from this movie the most critical aspect: Louie's spiritual transformation when he surrendered himself to Jesus at a Billy Graham Crusade in 1949.

See and hear, in this short video from The Billy Graham Evangelistic Assoc., Louie's complete and very personal testimony.

"Captured by Grace" — Watch this in full screen with your volume turned up so you can
fully appreciate how Louis Zamperini, a.k.a. "Unbroken," after becoming broken,
gracefully turned his life around with his new-found faith in the Lord.

Louis Silvie "Louie" Zamperini (January 26, 1917 – July 2, 2014) was an American World War II prisoner-of-war survivor, inspirational speaker, and Olympic distance runner.
He's the subject of the 2014 film "Unbroken," directed by Angelina Jolie.