Episode 75: The Great Emu War

In this episode of Half-Arsed History, uncover one of the most humiliating defeats ever suffered by the Australian Army – the Great Emu War, when artillerymen and machine guns from the Australian Army were deployed to fight tens of thousands of emus, and lost.

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Images: Evans, Lee. (Clockwise from top left) Sergeant S. McMurray & Gunner J. O’Halloran Armed with Lewis Machine Gun, Lying in Wait with Lewis Machine Gun Covered on Bank, Ray Owen with Emu, Emus Coming in for Water. Photograph. November 1932. Via Pickering Brook Heritage Group.

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