Cree language used as secret weapon in WWII – CBC

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Cree language used as secret weapon in WWII – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 2015321 Views

Checker Tomkins’ work was so highly classified he couldn’t tell anyone … for decades

Jul 14, 2015

When Checker Tomkins went off to war, he took with him a top-secret weapon the Germans knew nothing about.

The Cree language.

His work was so highly classified, even after the war ended he was under orders not to tell anyone – not even his own family.

Until recently, even Tomkins’ own brothers had no idea he was involved in covert work.

“All that time, they were under an oath of secrecy,” said Frank Tomkins. “And they honoured it. I never knew about it.”

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/cree-language-used-as-secret-weapon-in-wwii-1.3150324

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