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By Ed Gilbert

"Undoubtedly wonderful, supremely authoritative, the Osprey army histories for global warfare II are crucial learn instruments for hobbyists and professionals." -Brian John Murphy, the US in WWII (August 2008)"Were it no longer for the Navajo Code Talkers the Marines may by no means have taken Iwo Jima and different areas" (Anonymous, Marine Corps sign officer). Ed Gilbert makes use of own interviews with veterans to inform their interesting tale. starting with the 1st operational use of local American languages in international warfare I, he explores how in international warfare II the USA back got here to hire this refined, yet strong "weapon." regardless of all efforts, the japanese have been by no means capable of decode their messages and the Navajo code talkers contributed considerably to US victories within the Pacific. nearly four hundred Navajos served during this an important function. Their legend of the "code talker" has been celebrated through Hollywood in motion pictures, reminiscent of Windtalkers, and this publication unearths the real-life tale in their striking involvement in international conflict II.

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