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Members of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in front of their Nissen huts, 1917 (c)

Photograph, World War One (1914-1918), 1917 (c).

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 men in four hours.

One of four postcards from collection of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps related items of E M Harrison.

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NAM. 1998-01-67-2


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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