Biak Camp, Men's Tent 2

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Item Details

Title

Biak Camp, Men's Tent 2

Subject

Military camps

Description

"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)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

10/1/1944

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.284

Spatial Coverage

Biak, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill