Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

6/7/2012

Husband hunters of the Raj: How a ‘fishing fleet’ of 1920s society girls were drawn into sexual intrigues in India even steamier than the climate

Cleaving their way through the sapphire waters of the Indian Ocean, the ships bore their cargo into port.

Whether at Colombo, on the island of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) or one of the Indian ports such as Madras, Calcutta or Bombay, the cargo was the same: hordes of eager young women, sweltering in the corsets, stockings and flannel underwear they were required to wear beneath their dresses — some still suffering from sea sickness as they staggered down the gangway into the searing heat. for more click here

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