It’s been a while since we featured a World War II-related book, so this week we’re highlighting Code Talker by Chester Nez. It’s the first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII, and it includes the actual Navajo Code and rare photographs!
During World War II, the Japanese had managed to crack every code the United States used. But when the Marines turned to its Navajo recruits to develop and implement a secret military language, they created the only unbroken code in modern warfare–and helped assure the victory for the United States over Japan in the South Pacific. Chester Nez is the only surviving member of the original twenty-nine code talkers–and this is his story.