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" Physically the pathetically young warriors of the 39th were in poor shape. Worn out by strenuous fighting and exhausting movement, and weakened by lack of food and sleep and shelter, many of them had literally come to a standstill. "
Ralph Honner: Kokoda Hero - Page 152
by Peter Brune - 2007 - 368 pages
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A Chronology of Australian Armed Forces at War, 1939-45: 1939 - 45

Bruce T. Swain - History - 2003 - 483 pages
...take command of the 39th Bn. He found that 'Physically the pathetically young warriors of the 39th were in poor shape. Worn out by strenuous fighting...many of them had literally come to a standstill.' — 'B' Coy of 53rd Bn arrived at Alola. — Lt-Col AS Key and his 2/1 4th Bn moved forward from Itiki,...
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A Bastard of a Place: The Australians in Papua : Kokoda, Milne Bay, Gona ...

Peter Brune - History - 2004 - 704 pages
...the condition of his new command shocked him: Physically the pathetically young warriors of the 39th were in poor shape. Worn out by strenuous fighting...standstill. Practically every day torrential rains fell through the afternoon and night, cascading into their cheerless weapon-pits and soaking the only clothes...
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