~Parade to Honor~

Mystic Raven Art

Joined April 2008

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World War II was in its early stages when the Allies recognized a complex problem they would need to overcome in order to win the war – they would have to create a code that Japanese intelligence experts could not break. The United States did just that. This code was based upon the Navajo language which is difficult for outsiders to master as well as having no written words. The code was developed in 1942 and it used the intricacies and symbolism of the language to develop a quick and effective code that even uninitiated Navajos could not understand. Communications that it took machines 30 minutes to code, the Code Talkers were able to convey in 20 seconds. Once these men completed training, they were sent to Marine divisions in the Pacific to act as “living codes” – they translated transmissions with amazing accuracy.

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