Reference : V-P-NG-E-00223
Date : 06/1969
Country/Region : BIAFRA; NIGERIA
Caption : Biafra conflict. Apapa. CSM (Corn, Soya, Milk) storage in an ICRC inflatable warehouse, quay 14.
Photographer : s.n.
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : COI
Description : Au dos: " K 34175
.Sir Leslie Glass, British high Commissionner, has visited Apapa to see the first of 14 air houses (inflatable storage units) that have been bought by the ICRC for the storage of relief supplies in Lagos. It was flown from the manufacturers, the Gourock Ropework Co. Ltd., of Port Glasgow, Scotland, and itserection was supervised by Mr. R. Lawrie of the company, who also flew out for the purpose.
125 ft. long 60ft. wide and 40 ft. high, the warehouse provides 125'000 cubic ft. of storage space. It has no internal or external struts of any kind ans is kept erect entirely by air. Lorries can drive in and out.
Picture shows: Some idea of the warehouse's storage capacity which can be gathered from the supplies being stacked in.
B.H.C., Lagos.
Original material : print
Resolution : 3500x2945
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : black and white