"Oh I agree the Aussie were side lined to mopping up thanks to Dougout Doug but I disagree with Hastings assesment of the apperant low marol amongst the Diggers and mutinous behaviour." I would've said the same thing, except I recently read a new account of the Australian campaign on Bouganville. Towards the end some soldiers refused to go on patrol. One battalion affected was the 9th. There was widespread sentiment against what they were doing but most followed orders.