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

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2008.
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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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subject_facet , 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_display It had to be done : the Navajo code talkers remember World War II
title_full It had to be done : the Navajo code talkers remember World War II / Stephen Mack
title_short It had to be done :
title_sub the Navajo code talkers remember World War II
topic_facet Campaigns, Communications, Communications, Military, Cryptography, History, Indian, Military campaigns, Military history, Military participation, Navajo Indians, Navajo code talkers, Navajo language, Participation, Indian, World War, 1939-1945