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Nissen hut

a military shelter of semicircular cross section, made of corrugated steel sheet

Nissen hut

A semicylindrically shaped prefabricated building of corrugated steel, usually thermally insulated.
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Some Nissen huts on the site served as temporary toilets.
When my father spent three weeks in Morriston in 1979 after having a heart attack and a stroke, he was an in-patient in one of those American Army Nissen huts, only slightly modernised.
We lived in Nissen huts with one stove to keep us warm and during that winter we had only one scuttle full of coke a day, so we had to be very frugal.
All we had to kip in was those old Nissen Huts, with a basic bed.
After some time I left to bring up my own two daughters and when I came back, in 1991, we began a few classes for the junior school in Nissen huts at the side of the main building.
In addition, the Corporation tried using un-trained ex-servicemen as builders, and even commandeered old Nissen huts as temporary (if not permanent) accommodation.
Now its grandeur is under siege from the grey sea of Nissen huts surrounding it, home to the hundreds of code crackers.
Apart from leave periods, 48-hour passes and absence without leave, life in H-huts, Nissen huts, 19th Century barracks, and under canvas, was enough to brown anybody off.
Two Nissen huts were built within the cover of the trees about 100 yards from the Acklam Road entrance, one on each side which was necessary as only one side had a water supply.
Despite this, the report added: "The general environment of the prison was marred by too many oppressive fences and wire, as well as old and badly planned buildings, including Nissen huts.
The site was at Penylan with the batteries on the southern side of Llanedeyrn Road and the Nissen huts and headquarters on the northern side.