Navajo Code Talkers

New York, NY: Walker & Company, 2000. Trade paperback. Glued binding. 96 p. Illustrations. Notes. Bibliography. Index. From Wikipedia: "Code talkers are people in the 20th century who used obscure languages as a means of secret communication during wartime. The term is now usually associated with the United States soldiers during the world wars who used their knowledge of Native American languages as a basis to transmit coded messages. In particular, there were approximately 400 500 Native Americans in the United States Marine Corps whose primary job was the transmission of secret tactical messages. The name code talkers is strongly associated with bilingual Navajo speakers specially recruited during World War II by the Marines to serve in their standard communications units in the Pacific Theater. Other Native American code talkers were deployed by the United States Army during World War II, including Lakota, Meskwaki, and Comanche soldiers. Soldiers of Basque ancestry were also used for code talking by the U.S. Marines during World War II." Condition: Good. Ex-library. Usual library markings. Cover has some wear and soiling.

Keywords: Code Talkers, Jerry Begay, Guadalcanal, Marines, Philip Johnston, Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, Clayton Vogel

ISBN: 9780802775894

[Book #70334]

Price: $17.50

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