Vintage Photos Show Slave Shackles Being Removed By British Sailors (4 Pics)

Back in October of 1907 the sailors of the HMS Sphinx noticed some people in a canoe that had escaped a slave trading village in an attempt to get to their ship. The sailors took them in, removed their shackles and made them feel right at home.

An Arab slave dealer in custody.

A British blacksmith removing the leg irons off a slave, 1907

The saved slaves on board of HMS Sphinx. The crew gave them new clothes