Once upon a time, in the quiet town of Campion, Australia, an unusual challenge emerged.
The year was 1932, and the region was plagued by an unexpected problem: emus.
These large flightless birds had descended upon the farmlands,
wreaking havoc on crops and causing farmers to scratch their heads in bewilderment.
As the emu population grew, farmers found themselves in a fierce battle to protect their livelihoods.
Their crops were being devoured by these relentless feathered invaders, leaving them desperate for a solution.
Enter Major G.P.W. Meredith, a World War I veteran, who proposed a rather unusual idea
With the government's approval, Operation Emu Counterattack was launched.
Armed with two Lewis machine guns and 10,000 rounds of ammunition,
Major Meredith and a small team set out to the front lines of the emu invasion.