Tents - 14 Ack Ack Command

Item

Maurice_WWII032.jpg

Title

Tents - 14 Ack Ack Command

Description

WWII-Tent Life/New Guinea.
Charcoal or black pencil drawing of tents on platforms with the sides of the tents rolled showing the cots inside, labeled, "Tents-14 Ack Ack Command."
Maurice explained that Ack Ack is an abbreviation for Anti-Aircraft. The platforms of the tents were spaced a fixed distance apart. The side flaps of two tents would be lifted up and tied together to make a continuous roof and create a dryer corridor between them. The laundry had to be kept off the floor because the rats would be attracted to them. There were no carnivores on New Guinea and the ships that came in carried Norway rats. Huge rats; the size of a cat or larger, infested the island killing the some of the natural animal life.
Maurice.1705.

Creator

Maurice, Alfred P., ‏ 1921-

Date

1944/1945

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
In Copyright: Hamersly Library has determined, as of 05/14/2020, this item is in copyright, which is held by Alfred P. Maurice.

Type

Image; StillImage

Coverage

Lae (Papua New Guinea)

Citation

Maurice, Alfred P., ‏ 1921-, “Tents - 14 Ack Ack Command ,” Omeka @ WOU, accessed November 29, 2021, https://omeka.wou.edu/document/1000.