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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National Army Museum, London
National Army Museum, Study collection
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