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The Trade MakersElder Dempster in West Africa, 1852-1972, 1973-1989$
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Peter N. Davies

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780968128893

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780968128893.001.0001

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The Great War

The Great War

(p.151) Chapter 8 The Great War
The Trade Makers

Peter N. Davies

Liverpool University Press

This chapter describes the First World War’s effect on British shipping and West African trade. It discusses shipping losses and incidents, and describes the consequences of the end of trade with Germany and Austria; the closure of the Baltic and Black seas; congestion at ports; and the strain and depletion of ships. The chapter also reports the collapse of the West African Shipping Conference at the beginning of the war and describes the ways in this affected Elder Dempster and the Lever Brothers.

Keywords:   West Africa, British West Africa, West African Trade, West African Shipping Trade, Liverpool Shipping, Elder Dempster, Lever Brothers, First World War, The Great War

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