The Navajo Code's Role During World War II

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It is September 1st, 1939, and World War II has just begun. This was a very frightening moment for a lot of people with all of the vibration of guns raining, airplanes flying over the dark sky, and the cry of many families. The cause of World War II was the German invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939. World War II was fought between two groups of countries. One of the sides was the Axis Powers, which included Germany, Italy, and Japan. Another side was the Allies, which included Britain, France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, India, the Soviet Union, China, and the United States. Adolf Hitler was the leader of the invasion and believed that the invasion was a way to expand the borders of Germany. This was the beginning; however, the end occurred on the 6th of August 1945, when the Americans dropped a bomb on Hiroshima. Japan surrendered on J day, August 15th, 1945, and the war was over. The Navajo code’s role during World War II was especially significant because without it, a lot of marines would not have survived, nor would the Allies have been able to get their necessities such as medicine, food, gun supplies, etc. …show more content…

Although World War II was not the first time a code was used, during World War I, a language was used called, “Choctaw.” This language was spoken by people of the Southeastern United States, known as the Choctaw. “Several Native American groups used non coded forms of their native languages,” claims Salem press, “to send messages” (Nelson). In the midst of World War II, the United States marines used Choctaw to create an unbreakable code as a way to communicate messages for the military. The code used was called Navajo. Then did the marines who created the code, became known as the Navajo code talkers. As a result, the Navajo Code was used all throughout World War II, but how was the Navajo code

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