Liverpool, May 1941. The worst week of the blitz . . .
When the siren sounds on 1st May 1941, three women have no idea what the following week will bring.
Emmie fears for the life of her seaman fiance, but it is her own life that is at risk when the canteen where she works is bombed. Ellen struggles to hold her family together in the ruins of their destroyed home. Gwen comes to realise that a good neighbour is more important than her possessions in times of need.
Three women who, each in her own way, try to deal with the tide of destruction.