In January 1944, the GI’s were joined by the ‘Code-Talkers’. These were Native American members of the Comanche tribe, who worked together to make, send, and decipher codes.

In January 1944, 14 Native American Indians, members of the Comanche tribe, arrived in Tiverton to support the war effort. They brought with them a secret code, decipherable only by them, which had been constructed out of their own tribal language.

The code was deployed six months later during the D-Day landings and many lives were saved,  earning the code talkers, as they became known, the title of 20th century heroes as well as official  honours from the French and US Governments. 

The full report on the Comanche ‘Codetalkers’ can be found here.