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Armed With Language

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Courtesy of American Public Television
A group of Nisei WACs receive a briefing from a U.S. Army officer. (undated photo)

Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021 at 10 p.m. on KPBS 2 / On Demand

"Armed With Language" tells the story of how a little-known military intelligence school in Minnesota played a pivotal role in ending World War II. The institution trained more than 6,000 Japanese Americans, or Nisei, to be translators, interrogators, and Japanese military specialists. After decades of being classified, the story of their courage, sacrifice, and valor is finally being told.

Armed With Language

Presented by TPT / Twin Cities PBS. Distributed by American Public Television.