Unsung heroes of World War II : the story of the Navajo code talkers / Deanne Durrett ; with a new afterword by the author.
By: Durrett, Deanne.Material type: TextPublisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c2009Description: viii, 130 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780803224568 (paper : alk. paper); 0803224567 (paper : alk. paper).Other title: Unsung heroes of World War 2 | Unsung heroes of World War Two.Subject(s): World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography -- Juvenile literature | World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Indian -- Juvenile literature | Navajo language -- Juvenile literature | Navajo code talkers -- Juvenile literature | Navajo Indians -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature | United States. Marine Corps -- Indian troops -- Juvenile literature
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Originally published: New York, NY : Facts on File, c1998.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 124-126) and index.
The Navajo -- Birth of the idea -- The original 29 -- Special assignment -- The Navajo School -- The code talkers hit Guadalcanal -- The Navajo code in operation -- The code talkers' shining hour -- Home again -- The code talkers' contribution.
Describes the role of a select group of Navajo Marines who developed a code based on their own native language that provided a means for secure communications among American forces in the Pacific during World War II.