By Robert M. Neiman, Kenneth W. Estes
Robert Neiman, possibly the main skilled wrestle commander of the U.S. Marine Corps’ tank arm, used to be one of many infrequent USMC officials to serve in either Iwo Jima and Okinawa battles. In Tanks at the Beaches,
Neiman and his coauthor, Kenneth Estes, relay shiny money owed of struggling with within the Pacific battle, in addition to Marine Corps provider throughout the complete international warfare II interval, without idolatry and mythmaking. the result's a struggle tale advised from the original standpoint of fellows combating from armored machines in determined battles opposed to a decided enemy.
After the seize of Guadalcanal, Neiman continued eastern bombardments there to assemble details for his project as operations officer of a brand new tank college being shaped in California. He ultimately led his personal tank corporation via 4 island battles culminating within the cauldron of Iwo Jima. Later, he comprehensive the conflict as govt officer and commanding officer of the first Tank Battalion on profession and safety responsibility in North China in 1945–46.
Neiman and Estes take the reader from prewar education at Quantico and in North Carolina during the delights of a brand new Zealand bereft of fellows, the horrors of Saipan and Iwo, the bizarre scenario in China after the battle, after which the journey again to the States for Neiman’s winning postwar profession as a lumber retailer.
Through all of it, Estes interprets Neiman’s eye for the fascinating and the human right into a multifaceted story of a tender Marine going to struggle. this is often an event tale with many novel turns that would allure the curiosity of army specialists, army background aficionados, Marine Corps individuals ordinarily, and veterans of armored struggling with motor vehicle devices. Neiman isn't really a USMC icon, only one of the unheralded hundreds of thousands of officials who did the genuine scuffling with. this can be their tale, up to it truly is his.