Bivvy sheet

A Bivvy sheet is the waterproof sheet carried by each soldier. Two with short poles, rope and pegs made a tent in which two soldiers could take shelter from the basic elements.[1]

See also Bivvy.

References / notes[edit]

  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.24.

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