A truly fascinating story: The Navajo Code Talkers are credited with being vital in the defeat of the Japanese on Iwo Jima and, by extension, their final defeat in World War II. Surmised to be related to various Syno-Tibetan dialects, the Navajo language is extremely interesting, as is the origin in Asia over 10,000 years ago of what was to become the Navajo people, as well as their subsequent isolation and the novelty of their culture developed during that time.

The small but powerful Navajo presence in the Second World War provides another example of what a relative handful of dedicated and gifted individuals can do against a much mightier foe.

Much gratitude and respect!

Further Information

In Search of History – Navajo Code Talkers