This chapter analyses global conflict of black seafarers. There had been an increasing number of negative comments towards these seafarers. Life had generally not been easy for black seamen in Britain even before First World War. As employment for seamen became more difficult, it got worse. Seamen from British colonies also had a role in the global conflict. Pseudo-scientific racism offered a significant ingredient for British imperial theory. Government legislation contributed to the troubles received by black sailors and their families. However, the bravery of black seafarers beside their fellow British mariners was formally acknowledged during the year following the conclusion of the First World War. Although they acquired official recognition in the poorer sections of British society, black sailortowns in the major ports were to come increasingly under pressure in the years following the war.
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