During the Second World War, over a million American soldiers were stationed in England. Their presence touched the lives of people in even the smallest villages. Yanks is the story of some of the relationships which grew out of the American invasion of a small northern English town during the grim wartime days. It's a moving story of two similar yet very different cultures coming together, warily at first but with growing respect and friendship and, sometimes, even love. Yanks delves into the experience of three Americans: Matt, John and Danny and the relationships they have with three English women: Jean, Helen and Mollie. It's a story of happiness and heartbreak and hope for the future.