NISSEN HUT

A prefabricated structure of a steel frame clad in corrugated iron. Semi-circular in section they were used as accommodation for the armed forces and, during WWII, as emergency housing for bombed out civilians. Also used for storage.

Related Terms

Term Note
BARRACKS A building, or group of buildings, used to house troops or military personnel.
MILITARY CAMP A site where a body of troops is temporarily or permanently lodged, with or without entrenchments and fortifications.
MILITARY DEPOT A building or group of buildings, often enclosed by a system of fortifications, used by an armed force for the storage and distribution of military equipment.