Leyte, Mud Boat 1

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Item Details

Title

Leyte, Mud Boat 1

Subject

Animals
Military vehicles
Native peoples

Description

"Carabao pulling a 'mud boat' to bring supplies from the street to our kitchen - Too muddy for our trucks" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Mud Boat Season. When deep mud made four-wheel-drive jeeps useless (background), many key places on Leyte became inaccessible. So, during the rainy season, U.S. forces hired Filipino carabao drivers with mud sleds to ferry all essentials -- food, mail, water, and other supplies -- from graveled main roads to such essential institutions as the Dulag mess hall." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Richards, Clarence

Date

12/2/1944

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

2010.1.419

Spatial Coverage

Dulag, Leyte, The Philippines

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

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