Lister Bag Rendezvous

Item

Maurice_WWII025_a.jpg
Maurice_WWII025_b.jpg

Title

Lister Bag Rendezvous

Description

WWII-Services/New Guinea.
Drawing of several men crouched near lister bags (canvas water bag).
Verso: "Nov. 11, 1944. A lister bag outside the company supply room around which the boys gathered awaiting the arrival of the Supply Sergeant to lead us over to the battalion supply room, thence to the camp supply room (that damned chain of command again), where I picked up some clothing I had coming."
Maurice explained the lister bag was supposed to purify the water. You would hang a bag with spigots at the bottom, filled with water. Chlorine was put in the water to kill any germs. The problem was that the water was all sandy; all the sand settled down to the bottom and when you turned the spigot, all you got was wet sand.
Maurice.1690

Creator

Maurice, Alfred P., ‏ 1921-

Date

1944-11-11

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-, “Lister Bag Rendezvous,” Omeka @ WOU, accessed October 18, 2021, https://omeka.wou.edu/document/993.