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"Australian vs Japanese Squads (1942) Who was Superior?" Topic


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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2020 7:56 p.m. PST

Interesting….

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Legionarius12 Dec 2020 11:09 p.m. PST

The Aussies proved superior. Courageous but not suicidal. Tough and smart, not brutal and dumb. Better led. Much better fed. Enter armed and supported. After some hard-won lessons, the Aussies proved to be the best jungle fighters in the world. And they won!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2020 9:38 a.m. PST

Agree with Legionarius – the Aussies were tough cookies who knew when and when not to take a risk, and pound for pound in the desert could beat just about anyone

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Dec 2020 2:52 p.m. PST

Thanks!.

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HMS Exeter14 Dec 2020 1:20 a.m. PST

I remember reading that the Aussie's would use 25pdrs direct fire to counter snipe Japanese troops in coconut grove tree tops. That'll keep casualties down, but you're gonna need a ton of new trees.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2020 11:14 a.m. PST

(smile)

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