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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.
To house the staff, corrugated-steel buildings called Nissen huts were built in the grounds and the area later became known as "Tin Town".
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.
They were a gift to islanders from one of the former Italian prisoners of war who converted two Nissen huts into the church that is now a major tourist attraction.
Nissen huts, dependence on sponsors, and the insects which stung as you sat on the toilet.
They shoved up some Nissen huts, took over the Territorial Army building across Park Street, and provided a goldmine for kids from Grangetown.
The Magilligan site, with its collection of Nissen huts and random, often unsuitable buildings needs to be redeveloped if the prison is to remain there.
During the Second World War, camps of Nissen huts sprang up overnight to house hundreds of thousands of military personnel.