World War II Sally McClain Navajo Weapon

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Navajo Weapon

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9781883862077: Navajo Weapon

The Navajo language-notoriously difficult to translate under the best circumstances-proved an ideal top-secret medium for confounding the Japanese in World War II and transmitting combat intelligence quickly and accurately. It was the only code that the Japanese were never able to crack. Using first-person accounts, correspondence and Marine Corps documents, this remarkable story tells how Navajo code talkers worked together to create a unique ""code-within-a-code,"" and serve their country in dangerous combat situations-a daring achievement that remained secret for twenty-four years.

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Author of Navajo Weapon, loves finding a missing piece of history and bringing it to light. Over the pas 15 years Sally has spoken about the Code Talkers at vertans organizations, memorial events, schools and universities. She lives in Broomfield, Colorado.

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A gripping account of Navajo Tribal men who...created the only unbreakable code in modern military history. --Lee Cannon, past president, 4th Marine Division

Well written, interesting, and historically correct. --Tom Bartlet, Leatherneck Magazine

A remarkably detailed account...with details heretofore unknown and unwritten. An absolute must for the library of the serious military historian. --R.G. Rosenquist, U.S. Marine Raiders Association

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