You may have read that Angelina Jolie is directing a film called Unbroken. A Christmas 2014 release is planned, so you have plenty of time to read the book first.
Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resiliance, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
“On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane’s bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.”