Japanese in relatively open country.
The battle went for eight days with the soldiers on both sides pretty much at the end of their tether after gruelling and savage fighting. Battalion diaries describe the condition of the men at that time as “pitiable”. The Australian commanders threw every available unit into the battle.
There were no monuments or plaques to commemorate the battle and honour the fallen. Until now. A Gorari monument was opened to the public a little over a week ago, listing the names of the 133 soldiers