The timber railway high up in the Carpathian Mountains on the Hungarian-Russian border
The timber railway high up in the Carpathian Mountains on the Hungarian-Russian border. This traverses the territory of Ruthenis. On the right is wood from this mountainous region which is carried down the River Tisa. It is transported to the Danube and from there to the Black Sea.
Photograph taken in 1938-39 in an area bordering Poland and the Ukraine, known as Ruthenia. The people were Jewish or the indigenous Greek-Orthodox Ruthenes. They had a measure of autonomy under the Czechs between 1918 and 1938 but saw that disappear when the nazi-aligned Hungarians took over the region during World War II. After the war, half of the territory was ceded to Soviet-controlled Ukraine and the other half remained in Slovakia.
At Brockenhurst in the New Forest, Hampshire, the Forestry Commission ' s School
At Brockenhurst in the New Forest, Hampshire, the Forestry Commission ' s School of Forestry for disabled ex - servicemen.
A lesson on timber measurement.
7 November 1920
1920s, 20s, 20th Century, Alfieri, Black And White, Conservation, Employment, Europeana Photography, Fashion, Group, Hats, Man, Measure, Men, Monochrome, Training, Tree, Trees, Welfare, Wood, Woods
Naval cadets fire a smoke rocket with a lifeline over the rigging of the Cutty Sark
Naval cadets fire a smoke rocket with a lifeline over the rigging of the Cutty Sark during an 'Abandon Ship' exercise on the training ship HMS Worcester on the River Thames off Greenhithe, Kent.
30 June 1952
© John Topham / TopFoto
1950s, Safety, Uniform, Wood, Wooden