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"EMU WAR" DEFENDED. Justified by Damage Done.

19 November 1932, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 22

…The desperate farmers pleaded for help from the Ministry of Agriculture, but ended up finding a potential answer to their problem with the Ministry of War, which sent two regiments of soldiers, machine guns , and 10,000 rounds of ammunition to annihilate the flightless, 6-foot-tall beasts .…