The First World War brought changes unimaginable before 1914 to every aspect of life. Louisa Young's novel explores the impact on the lives of women, on the challenge to the Edwardian class structure and on assumptions about patriotism and duty.
Episode 5: Consummation
1916. Riley leads his men through an important attack on German lines on the Somme, in which many men are lost. The following spring he meets Nadine again in London, and they are able at last to share the love which they have kept alive for so many years.
Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths
Producer: Christine Hall.
Riley leads his men through an important attack on German lines on the Somme.