The drama follows a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community where the shadow of World War II is casting a dark cloud over their lives. The isolated village couldn't feel further away from the impending bloodshed and battlefields and yet it is not immune from the effects of war. As the conflict takes hold, and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the women find themselves under increasing and extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world.
Nobody understands the true cost of war better than women
Did You Know?
The small cardboard box on a string carried by everyone after late 1939 contains a version of a military-style gas mask for use against mustard gas or any other noxious fumes such as from chemical fires or explosions. Everyone in a potential invasion area or bombing target, if old enough to use one, was issued one. The British were very worried about civilians during wartime both to avoid catastrophe in the event of invasion and because the British people were absolutely the lifeblood of the military effectiveness. See more