- Jan 2015
- Changing trains at Terrapin Station...
Which is about as much jungle training as the 8th Australian division had, when they inflicted 12 to 1 casualties on the Japanese at Gemas.The problem is they'd had zero jungle training
The issue with the Indian 28th Indian brigade (and the 44th & 45th Indian) wasn't lack of jungle training, it was that the troops were so inexperienced and poorly equipped for modern warfare that they couldn't cope with aggressive, experienced Japanese troops.
Veteran troops can be given at least basic jungle training in a month or two, but if your troops are still in the midst of learning how to fight, fire a rifle or aim a mortar, you won't be able to jungle train them.