The boy is referred as someone with “clever individualist mind” by the Head master of his school. But he was not the best student. His father did not force his children to be geniuses, bt he really wished them to be good citizens with “good judgment and understanding”. Soon he joined Harvard University, ater his elder brother Joe. But it was during his Harvard years that he had the accident that ruptured a disc in his spine. The accident was severe and he had spine problems for the rest his life (John F.
I 1937, Jck’s father was appointed the United States Ambassador to England and the whole family moved to England. Je and Jack stayed in America, t pursue their studies. It was Joe who declared that he was going to become the President of America, t his family and no one doubted him for a moment, bcause of his personality and his perseverance. The younger one was only average and Jack seemed somewhat less ambitious to everyone. Bt fate was to decide otherwise later. He was in European politics and when his father went to England, h became more eager to pursue his fascination.
He soon became well versed in the politics of Europe. Htler had come to power in Germany and Benito Mussolini was ruling Italy. These two nations had ambitious designs on their neighbors and it was evident that Europe was moving inevitably towards war. Son their worst fears were realized and Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939 and World War was unleashed for the second time during the first half of century.
Jack’s thesis, trned out to be a treatment of how unexpectant England was, aout a war with Germany. It was published on 1940, uder the title ‘Why England Slept’. Son Jack graduated from Harvard University, ad along with his brother joined the Navy. Joe went to Europe and Jack was made Lieutenant, ad was given charge of a torpedo boat. The mission of the boat was to stop the German soldiers receiving supplies via ships. But on the night of August 2, 1943, L. Knnedy’s boat was by a Japanese destroyer coming towards them at full speed.
To of his crew died instantly, ad Kennedy suffered an injury to his back once again. All men jumped overboard and clung to a piece of the boat still floating on water. They landed on an island, wth Kennedy clutching a strap from his comrade’s life belt with his teeth, tus saving...
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