June 1944. In the immediate aftermath of the Normandy landings, chaos reigns and lives are irrevocably disrupted. At the Ferme de la Source, an isolated farm close to the front line, Martine battles to keep her animals fed, and shelter her German boyfriend, torn between his love for Martine and fear of his SS superiors, notably Obersturmbannfuhrer Jochen Peiper. On the south coast of England, meanwhile, Colonel David Clarke is preparing his troops for the last stage of the Allied invasion, the assault on Caen. At home, in her Sussex cottage, his pretty young wife Gwen, assuages her loneliness with a friendship – but one she may learn to regret. As the battle rages, in the air and on the ground, passions are ignited and loyalties are strained. Ultimately, though, honour will prevail...