Louis Zamperini rose from the slums of New York to become an Olympic athlete. After impressing Adolf Hitler in 1936 at the Berlin games, he fought against his former admirer when war broke out. During a rescue flight over the Pacific, his plane crash-landed in shark-infested waters. Zamperini and his crew-mate Russel 'Phil' Phillips spent 47 days fending off the critters.
Take a look at our clip, part of the brilliant Shark Week. Scroll down for what's on and when.
Shark Week is back on Animal Planet. Here's our programme guide...
First up is Great White: The Impossible Shot (Monday 11 February, 9pm), which follows a team of wildlife cameramen, led by Shark Week veteran Andy Casagrande, in South Africa as they try to get a shot of a great white shark that no one has been able to get.
Later in the week, Animal Planet is resurrecting the largest shark to ever swim in our oceans, a predator so fierce he could have bitten a T Rex in two: the mighty Megalodon in Sharkzilla (Saturday 16 February, 9pm).
Also premiering is Adrift: 47 Days with Sharks (Wednesday 13 February, 9pm), an inspiring true story of three war heroes, who after being a major plane crash spent a record-breaking 47 days at sea in shark-infested water.
Shark Fight (Tuesday 12 February, 9pm) profiles the dozens of shark attack victims around the world that have devoted their lives to saving their attackers, meet the survivors and hearing their stories of resilience and triumph as they fight what they consider the ultimate battle: saving sharks and our oceans.
Animal Planet is resurrecting the largest shark to ever swim in our oceans, a predator so fierce he could have bitten a T Rex in two...