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US Marine code talker on Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943

[Photo] US Marine code talker on Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943

During World War II, the American soldiers created a variety of codes to communicate with one another under the radar of the German military. The Germans managed to crack most of the codes, except for one: The one derived from Navajo languages.

Normandy 1944

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov: “U. nurses walk along a beach in Normandy, France on July after they had waded through the surf from their landing craft. They are on their way to field hospitals to care for the wounded allied soldiers.

Cpl Robert E Voorhees standing while carrying supplies during the Battle of Tarawa at Red Beach, Bieto, Tarawa November 1943

World War II Photograph: Graves of U.S. Marines who died taking Tarawa, before headstones were prepared.  In background are the first tents put up after occupation of the island.

Empty helmets and spent artillery shells mark the graves of Marines who fell at Tarawa March

Injured US Marine being carried by fellow Marines Tarawa Gilbert Islands November 1943.

Injured US Marine being carried by fellow Marines Tarawa Gilbert Islands November 1943.

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