It was the worst of times, it was the best of times. That period when Britain was fighting for its very survival, first from Nazi bombers and later from V2 rockets, in the years between 1943 and 1945. Britain's Victory Years is the story of how original Britons, from every class and background, turned those years of struggle and heartache into a triumph of quiet courage and invincible good humour. From the terrors of the blitz and the camaraderie of the air raid shelter, to the sudden invasion of hordes of glamourous American servicemen. Britain's Victory Years is about the heartbreak of sons and husbands parted from their wives and families and ultimately of the joy of lovers re-united. The programme documents the long years before the Allies made their final push for victory, and shows how the citizens of a beleaguered Kingdom sang and danced and laughed their worries away.