Biak Camp, Men's Tent 2
"The cot and equipment of Sgt. Fred Hill. Two boards of salvaged lumber for a floor. 50 cal ammo boxes - with silica gel from engine boxes - kept film and personal cameras, and stationery dry. 30 cal carbine hangs from bedside. Loafer slippers from home. The mosquito net hangs above the cot. A canvas sling chair made from a salvaged cot. A tin box of tea." From "Darkroom Soldier": "Mokmer Village Home. Hill described his personal quarters on Biak as the most primitive of any of his ten sites. Here he records....a canvas cot for a bed." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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Biak, New Guinea
From the Collection of Fred Hill