Nisei Linguists - Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During WWII
By James C. McNaughton. Chronicles the establishment and achievements of U.S. Army Military Intelligence Service, the organization that trained and employed uniformed Japanese American linguists. Tells the story of second-generation Japanese Americans (Nisei) who served as interpreters and translators in World War 2. Describes how the War Department recruited soldiers from an ethnic minority and trained them in a secret school to use the Japanese language.