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Author Durrett, Deanne, 1940-

Title Unsung heroes of World War II : the story of the Navajo code talkers / Deanne Durrett.

Published New York, NY : Facts on File, [1998]
©1998

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.548673 DURR    AVAILABLE
Physical description vi, 122 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Library of American Indian history.
Library of American Indian history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index (pages 119-122)
Contents 1 Navajo 1 -- 2 Birth of the Idea 13 -- 3 Original 29 25 -- 4 Special Assignment 36 -- 5 Navajo School 48 -- 6 Code Talkers Hit Guadalcanal 59 -- 7 Navajo Code in Operation 71 -- 8 Code Talkers' Shining Hour 82 -- 9 Home Again 96 -- 10 Code Talkers' Contribution 110 -- Selected Further Reading List 116.
Summary 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.
Subject United States. Marine Corps -- Indian troops -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Indian -- Juvenile literature.
Navajo language -- Juvenile literature.
Navajo code talkers -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 0816036039