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Answered 2007-09-05 08:53:31

The conditions were really tough for both the Japanese and the Australian army. That had to climb through thick, waist deep mud, climb high mountains, walk through razor sharp kunai grass and walk along the narrow dirt tracks. The fought day and night putting up with the cold wet rainfall especially the cold nights.

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