Study Guide

Unbroken Chapter 29

By Laura Hillenbrand

Chapter 29

Two Hundred and Twenty Punches

  • The POWs decide they need to kill the Bird.
  • They manage to poison his rice with dysentery, and he gets sick, but recovers after ten days.
  • One day, Louie, Tinker, and Wade are blamed for the theft of some fish, and orders are given for every man to punch them in the face.
  • They're each punched about 220 times.
  • There's one small ray of light at least: American victory in the war is getting closer.
  • The downside is that everyone in the camp will probably be executed on August 22.