It had to be done: the Navajo code talkers remember World War II

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In early 1942, during the dark months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a group of 29 Navajo Marines, fresh out from boot camp, were taken into a room with bars on the windows and a guard at the door. Their task: devise a top-secret code that would thwart the sharpest cryptanalytic minds in Imperial Japan. And they succeeded. This book documents their staggering wartime achievement: the formation and use of the Navajo Code. But the book is also about the lives eight Navajo Code Talkers, told in their own words: the difficult living conditions faced during their childhood, and their boarding school experiences where the Navajo language was strictly - sometimes brutally - suppressed. This is their story. It's a story of humble origins; a code that the most brilliant minds were unable to break; a code that saved thousands of American lives. It's a story about their hazardous duty, often performed under murderous enemy fire, with some paying the ultimate price. It's a story about intelligence, courage, and ultimately, about patriotism -- Back cover.
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Communications, Military
Cryptography
Dictionaries
History
Military campaigns
Military history
Military participation -- Indian
Navajo Indians
Navajo Indians -- History -- 20th century
Navajo code talkers
Navajo language
Navajo language -- Dictionaries
Pacific Ocean
United States -- History -- 20th century
World War (1939-1945)
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Pacific Ocean
World War, 1939-1945 -- Communications
World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Indian
title_displayIt had to be done : the Navajo code talkers remember World War II
title_fullIt had to be done : the Navajo code talkers remember World War II / Stephen Mack
title_shortIt had to be done
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Communications
Communications, Military
Cryptography
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Military campaigns
Military history
Military participation
Navajo Indians
Navajo code talkers
Navajo language
Participation, Indian
World War, 1939-1945