What do you think of Emus?
On 8 November, representatives in the Australian House of Representatives discussed the operation. Following the negative coverage of the events in the local media, which included claims that "only a few" emus had died, Pearce withdrew the military personnel and the guns on 8 November.The machine-gunners' dreams of point blank fire into serried masses of Emus were soon dissipated. The Emu command had evidently ordered guerrilla tactics, and its unwieldy army soon split up into innumerable small units that made use of the military equipment uneconomic. A crestfallen field force therefore withdrew from the combat area after about a month.