This photo Taken in the 1942 is a primary source because its a photo of solder of a Navajo code talker during world war II. I'm guessing this picture was taken to show that even the Navajo talkers had to be prepared to fight while trying to communicate and such, For people that weren't there to actually see what was going on and how hard it was to be. By this picture you can see that they would hold their "phones/devices" on their backs and run around with them. You can see that where they were was dry and probably really hot. It also shows the weapons that they used in the war.
This picture was found at (die-cast-army.over-blog.com/article-15215497.html)
Using the Code.
The Navajo Code Talkers Program was established in September 1942. Navajo is an unwritten language and completely unintelligible to anyone except another Navajo, and that it is a rich fluent language for which code words, in Navajo, could be devised for specialized military terms.
Once the code talkers completed training in the States, they were sent to the Pacific for assignment to the Marine combat divisions. In May 1943, in response to a request for a report on the subject, the various division commanders reported to the Commandant that excellent results had been achieved to date in the the employment of Navajo code talkers in training and combat situations, and they had performed in a highly commendable fashion. This high degree of praise concerning the Navajos' performance prevailed throughout the war and from commanders at all levels.
In recognition of their dedicated service to America during World War II, the Navajo code talkers were awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the President of the United States in December 1981. Their unique achievements constitute a proud chapter in the history of the United States Marine Corps. Their patriotism, resourcefulness, and courage also have earned them the gratitude of all Americans.
*Section Of Article*
This info written May 14, 1982 Found (http://www.thepeoplespaths.net/history/usmccode.htm) Was written by the Reference Section History and Museums Division, Its a secondary source. For it was not written during the time of the war. This article was written to give a little back round on where the Navajo Talkers originated and Why we used it. They knew that they could use the code because no one else knew it. Only the Navajos. It was a Complicated language so other people couldn't really use it.
It was also an Unwritten language.
Navajo Code Talkers in Training.
With the Commandant's approval, recruitment began in May 1942. Each Navajo underwent basic boot camp training at San Diego, the Marine Corps Recruit Depot before assignment to the Field Signal Battalion for training at Camp Pendleton.
It should be noted that at the outset, the entire Navajo code talker project was highly classified and there is no indication that any message traffic in Navajo language. As a footnote, tests in the Pacific under combat conditions proved that classified messages could be translated into Navajo, transmitted, received and translated back into English quicker than messages which were encoded, transmitted and decoded employing conventional cryptographic facilities and techniques
*Section Of article*
This info found at http://www.thepeoplespaths.net/history/usmccode.htm Was written by the Reference Section History and Museums Division, March 14, 1982. This information is a secondary source. For they did not write it during the time period of world war II. This article was written for people to learn a little about the history of the Navajo code Talkers and what it took to be one and become one. The Navajo Code talkers weren't there just to communicate and translate they were there to fight just like any other solder. They made sure they could translate fast and that it could get around fast. They did a couple test and procedures before they went out in the battle field.
This Photograph is a primary source, It was taken at the time of the event. Im not sure of the exact date this photo was taken but during world war II. This picture shows people in our time and people in the future a little about what they Navajo Code talkers did and how they trained in their camps. This camp was based in san deigo. Im assuming the people in this photo are studing Navajo and practicing the language. They could have also been making up new words for battle. I found this photo at http://history.sandiego.edu/GEN/images3/navajo-codetalkers01.jpg