A senior British Army officer talking to a sergeant outside a Nissen hut. The hut appears to be set in woodland and must be well behind the lines as the men are not wearing steel helmets and there is no evidence of damage. Nissen huts, which had been invented during the war by a Canadian, were made of arcs of corrugated iron and could be assembled in a few hours. Nissen huts were a great improvement on living in tents during the winter and because they were quick to assemble, they could be moved relatively easily. There are a number of photographs in the collection which show Nissen hut sections being moved on trains. [Original reads: 'A nissen hut in France. This type of hut is being much used by the troops in Winter, and is proving of great benefit.'].