This critically acclaimed wartime drama is an epic adventure of love, friendship and courage during the Second World War. In a quiet Suffolk village, life is disrupted when the 525th Bomber Group of the United States Eighth Air Force with its Flying Fortress bombers, its two thousand Officers and its energy and confidence arrive. Young romances unfold but with the threat of combat and German raids, emotions run high amongst the crew of the 'Ginger Rogers' and the locals. Keeping the peace between them is the married local doctor Helen Dereham and Major Jim Kiley. When Vi, the publican's daughter and Chuck, the American fighter pilot marry, the union brings the village and the Americans closer together. However, happiness is short lived as the crew go into battle the following day, as the villagers wait in anticipation for the return of those they have come to love. As the friendship between Helen and the Major turns to love and her husband returns, passions and hearts are broken leaving Jim torn between his love for Helen and his desire to fight along side his men.