Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Setting & Symbolism

Laura Hillenbrand
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California

California is the western state where Louis Zamperini grew up and went to college.

The 1936 Olympics

The 1936 Olympic games were held in Berlin, Germany, which was under the leadership of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Louis competed in the 5000 meter race.

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

A surprise attack was launched by Japanese forces on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in December, 1941. After the Pearl Harbor attack, the US formally entered World War II

Wake Island

Wake Island is a small island in the Pacific that had been captured by the Japanese and used as a military base. Louis and his crew were among the bombers that attacked the island in a devastating raid by US forces.

The Battle of Nauru

Louis' bomber, the Super Man, was badly damaged in air battle called the Battle of Nauru

The Green Hornet

The B-24 bomber assigned to...

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