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ATS women outside their Nissen huts, 1945

Photograph, World War Two (1939-1945), 1945.

A Nissen hut was a prefabricated structure made from a half-cylindrical skin of corrugated steel. It was named after its inventor, Major Peter Norman Nissen of the 29th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Cheap and easy to mass-produce, Nissen huts were also portable. A hut could be packed in a standard Army wagon and erected by six soldiers in four hours.

One of 187 photographs relating to the service of Auxiliary Territorial Service personnel, 1939-1945.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1994-07-281-83


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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