Notebook of Comanche Codewords

1945, US

I’m the Code of My Ancestors.

No machine could have invented me. Maybe that’s why I’m a code that was never broken. Native American soldiers from the Comanche Nation created me during World War II, based on words from their language. My “Code Talkers” fought on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day and every last one of them survived. After the war, my code was written in this military notebook. Now those soldiers are gone, but I remain, preserved on these pages.

Notebook of Comanche codewords, US, ca. 1945