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The unbreakable code

A platoon of Navajo Marines pose for a group photo upon graduating recruit training, in San Diego, 1942. The Navajo Marines turned their language into an unbreakable code during World War II.



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This work, The unbreakable code [Image 1 of 9], by LCpl Samuel Ranney, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.05.2013

Date Posted:11.05.2013 11:24

Photo ID:1046964

VIRIN:131105-M-ss662-032

Resolution:756x533

Size:55.37 KB

Location:BARSTOW, CA, USGlobe

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