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True whispers : the story of the Navajo code talkers / produced by Valhalla Motion Pictures in association with the Independent Television Service ; produced by Gale Anne Hurd, Valerie Red-Horse ; written and directed by Valerie Red-Horse.

Hurd, Gale Anne. (Added Author). Red-Horse, Valerie. (Added Author). Macy, William H., 1950- (Added Author). Valhalla Motion Pictures. (Added Author). Independent Television Service. (Added Author). PBS Home Video. (Added Author).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

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Jay Co PL - Portland DVDa 940.548 (Text) 76383000376667 Movies Available -
Newburgh Chandler PL - Bell Road Library DVD 940.5485 TRU (Text) 39206020071377 Audiovisual - DVD Available -
Winchester Comm. PL - Winchester DVD NF (Text) 76682000120192 Free DVD Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial DVD 940.5486 TRUE (Text) 33946002349194 Nonfiction DVDs . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780793693894
  • ISBN: 0793693896
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Distributed by PBS Home Video, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced 2002.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by Bryce Button with Jamie Wallace ; director of photography, Bill Sheehy ; music, Peter Wyoming Bender, Aaron White, Ramilla Cody.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: William H. Macy.
Summary, etc.:
Explores from the Native point of view the complex story of the role that the Native American code talkers and the Navajo language played in secret communications during World War II. No cryptography system proved as effective during the war as did the use of Navajo code talkers using their tribal language to transmit military communiques. Countless American lives were saved because of the service of these brave young Native American Marines.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, full screen; stereo., NTSC.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned.
Subject: United States. Marine Corps > Indian troops.
World War, 1939-1945 > Cryptography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, Indian.
Navajo code talkers.
Navajo language.
Navajo Indians.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Television programs for the hearing impaired.

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