By Robert M. Neiman, Kenneth W. Estes
Robert Neiman, probably 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 vibrant money owed of combating within the Pacific warfare, in addition to Marine Corps carrier in the course of the complete global conflict II interval, without idolatry and mythmaking. the result's a struggle tale advised from the original viewpoint of guys battling from armored machines in determined battles opposed to a made up our minds enemy.
After the trap of Guadalcanal, Neiman continued jap bombardments there to collect info for his task as operations officer of a brand new tank university being shaped in California. He ultimately led his personal tank corporation via 4 island battles culminating within the cauldron of Iwo Jima. Later, he complete the conflict as government officer and commanding officer of the first Tank Battalion on career and protection accountability 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 guys, the horrors of Saipan and Iwo, the extraordinary scenario in China after the warfare, after which the journey again to the States for Neiman’s profitable postwar occupation as a lumber retailer.
Through all of it, Estes interprets Neiman’s eye for the attention-grabbing and the human right into a multifaceted story of a tender Marine going to warfare. this can be an event tale with many novel turns that would allure the curiosity of army specialists, army background aficionados, Marine Corps participants ordinarily, and veterans of armored battling motor vehicle devices. Neiman isn't really a USMC icon, only one of the unheralded millions of officials who did the true combating. this can be their tale, up to it truly is his.