Flora's comfortable life is turned upside down when she is in Cairo, and a hospital visit thrusts her into the realities of World War I. She is soon transporting injured soldiers and helping out exhausted nurses - managing to fall in love along the way.
When war breaks out in Europe in 1914 people are excited at first. They describe it as “the war to end all wars”. Tom is envious of his older brother Jack, who has been called up to join the army. But as Jack’s letters home reveal the harsh realities of war and battle, Tom’s thoughts begin to change.