Nissen hut

The home of the Lonsdale Battalion and the Border Regiment in the First World War
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Nissen huts were named after the inventor, Lt-Col. P.N. Nissan, DSO, a canadian Mining Engineer. Corrugated iron and wood structures, semi-cylindrical in form, used for general and hospital purposes. Enormous numbers were used in the war. Their weather-resisting qualities and the ease with which they could be taken down, shifted, and re-erected rendered them invaluable. [1]

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  1. Edward Fraser and John Gibbons (1925). Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases. Routledge, London p.209.

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