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A Couple of Great Videos Featuring Louie

A Couple of Great Videos Featuring Louie

Our friends at the Billy Graham Association created a wonderful documentary on the life and faith of our favorite Olympic and World War II hero. Called Louis Zamperini: Captured By Grace, the documentary shares how Billy Graham was used by God to change the direction of Louie’s life.

There are a couple of highly recommended clips of the documentary on YouTube. You can watch “Louis Zamperini on Hearing Billy Graham Preach” and “The Fatal Crash”
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Louis Zamperini’s Life Was Always Newsworthy

Louis Zamperini’s Life Was Always Newsworthy
A newspaper clipping nearly 70 years old recently found its way on to Twitter. Talk about worlds colliding! The AP newswire story was about the Billy Graham tent meetings in Los Angeles in 1949. A section of the story reads:

“Graham’s oratory is eloquent; his doctrines are home-spun. From the singing, shouting multitudes, thousands have hit the sawdust trail and announced publicly their decision to return to Christ. One of them was a brilliant track star at the University of Southern California before the war. His name is Lou Zamperini.”

Check out the fascinating old-time story here. And see that story played out in theaters when UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION opens on September 14.

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Amazing Facts About Louis Zamperini

Farewell to a Member of The Greatest Generation

If you like history, there’s a lot for you to love about the real-life main character of UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION. In fact, the History Channel website has an article highlighting “8 Things You May Not Know About Louis Zamperini.” In the movie, we see Louie’s desire to regain his athletic prominence as an Olympic runner. But did you know …

“Following his strong showing at the 1936 Olympics, Zamperini shattered collegiate records at the University of Southern California and became one its most celebrated student athletes. At the time, a sub-4-minute mile was considered a near-impossible feat, but as Zamperini’s profile grew, many began to whisper that he might be the man to pull it off.”

Read more about this and seven other interesting Louie facts here. And be sure to see the rest of Louis’ unbelievable true story when UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION opens in theaters on September 14.
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Farewell to a Member of The Greatest Generation

Farewell to a Member of The Greatest Generation
Recently, Col. John Watters passed away at the age of 101. Not only was he part of the Greatest Generation that fought in World War II, he also had a connection to Louis Zamperini as shared in his obituary from the Omaha World-Herald:

“Watters was born Feb. 4, 1917, in Selma, Alabama, and joined the ROTC program at Auburn University. He was commissioned in 1940, into the horse-drawn artillery. But with war looming, he transferred to the Army Air Corps. He went to bombardier/navigator school with Louis Zamperini, the former Olympian who became a war hero. The two reconnected late in life, after Zamperini’s story was told in the book and movie ‘Unbroken’.”

You can read more about Col. Watters amazing life here.

You can see the rest of Louie’s amazing true story when UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION opens in theaters beginning September 14.
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Are You Ready for Unbroken: Path To Redemption?

Are You Ready for Unbroken: Path To Redemption?
Looking for a great way to get back up to speed on Louis Zamperini ahead of the opening of UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION in theaters September 14? We have a few good options:

  • Read (or re-read) Laura Hillenbrand’s award-winning bestseller Unbroken. The new movie comes straight from the pages of the book!
  • Watch (or re-watch) Unbroken. The new movie begins where the first one ends, with Louie returning home to Torrance, California after World War II ends.
  • Speaking of Torrance, check out the website TheTorranceTornado.com to get some quick-hit details and timelines for Louie’s unbelievable life!

We look forward to seeing you at the movies September 14!
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Louis Zamperini’s Unbroken Legacy: Episode 1

In this ongoing video blog, Luke Zamperini takes us to Torrance, California where his father Louie remains a hometown hero.

Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION begins where the hit movie Unbroken concludes, sharing the next amazing chapter of the unbelievable true story of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini.

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Louis Zamperini’s Unbroken Legacy: Episode 2

Luke Zamperini shares one of the “cooler” stories from his dad Louie’s World War II flying career.

Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION begins where the hit movie Unbroken concludes, sharing the next amazing chapter of the unbelievable true story of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini.

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Louis Zamperini’s Unbroken Legacy: Episode 3

How did Louie Zamperini end up in the Army Air Corps? His son Luke shares the inside info in the latest video blog.

Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s bestselling book, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION begins where the hit movie Unbroken concludes, sharing the next amazing chapter of the unbelievable true story of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini.

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