Native American Code Talker in World War II

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Native American Code Talker in World War II

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Osprey's examination of the Native Americans' participation in World War II (1939-1945). Ed Gilbert uses personal interviews with veterans to tell their fascinating story. Beginning with the first operational use of Native American languages in World War I, he explores how in World War II the US again came to employ this subtle, but powerful "weapon." Despite all efforts, the Japanese were never able to decode their messages and the Navajo code talkers contributed significantly to US victories in the Pacific. Approximately 400 Navajos served in this crucial role. Their legend of the "code talker" has been celebrated by Hollywood in films, such as Windtalkers, and this book reveals the real-life story of their extraordinary involvement in World War II.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Recruitment · Training · Uniform and Equipment · Belief and Belonging · On Campaign · In Battle · After the War · Glossary · Bibliography · Color Plate Commentary · Index

Product details

Published Apr 22 2008
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781846032691
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 50 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 127
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Ed Gilbert

Ed Gilbert has written numerous titles in Osprey’s…

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Raffaele Ruggeri

Raffaele Ruggeri was born in Bologna where he stil…

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