Osprey Warrior 127 - Native American Code Talker in World War II
Osprey Warrior 127-Native American Code Talker in World War II
Автор: Ed Gilbert
Издательство: Osprey Publishing
Размер: 29.1 MB
'Were it not for the Navajo Code Talkers the Marines would never have
taken Iwo Jima and other places' (Anonymous, Marine Corps signal officer). 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.