Having checked infantry ammo loads used in a jungle theatre: 300-500 5.56 or 140-180 7.62, all except MG gunners carried a rifle. 600-800 rds, 7.62 link per sect with 300 on gunner rest in 100 rd belts carried by rest of section, 2 grenades/man (HE, WP) 1 Claymore/man (3.5 lbs), 40mm grenade lnchr per section and ammo, 2 or 3 M72 RLs per sect, 1 kg PE per man (in case cbt engr mini team wanted to make a big bang. 50 rds .303 is unbelievably few for jungle, where ammo resup in contact is very difficult (its not easy anywhere), I'll leave it to someone else to say what the normal UK inf ammo load was in WW2. I assume the Bren pair carried 10 mags. Rifle slings aren't needed in jungle because rifles are always carried ready to use instantly. The thing about jungle is contacts are usually close range (10 - 20 metres), longer range means open areas such as across padi. Hi Mapshooter, a few questions, if you had a Lee Enfield, would your first act have been, to take cover and fix your bayonet? Ten to twenty metres sounds to me as though you might find yourself having to fight with a bayonet. If there were twenty five blokes in a line, where would you put your bren/sten guns? Are there rules for machete use? Hit the wrong plants and they can make quite a lot of noise. Plus I presume, one guy is using the machete in his right hand and holding his strapless rifle in the other. Over zealous use, would show the path to be man made. So, are paths zig zagged? Again I presume it's not a good idea to use the same path for coming and going. Is there a best side from which to attack a line of men walking through the jungle? I'm pretty clueless on this; only having watched Predator! I would have thought, attack from their right, as they would have to swing their weapons round to face you.