At Eora Creek both sides snipe at each other as the Australians try to claw their way up the spur to command the high ground. Any visible movement from the Diggers draws heavy machine gun and mortar fire and their precarious positions mean they have to rely on emergency rations and rainwater collected in their capes.
The Australians devise a system when they discover enemy posts. While holding them down with concentrated Bren and Tommy gun fire, troops hurling grenades rush them and overrun them. When the steep terrain forces the Diggers to rest after taking a post, the Japs swarm back into it, forcing the Australians to start the dangerous process all over again.