Louisa Young's story explores the impact of unthinkable changes on five young people during the First World War. Rose Locke, plain and capable, is at last released from the indignity of not being marriageable and has volunteered to be a nurse. Meanwhile, her cousin's wife Julia, ornamental and helpless, has been horrified by what the war has done to her husband. Abridged by Lauris Morgan-Griffiths and read by Olivia Colman.
Episode 4: Love and duty
On leave in London, Riley meets Nadine again after three years; they renew their love for and commitment to one another. Riley returns to France and has to deal with an outbreak of sheer terror among the men; there is about to be a very big military operation.
Produced by Christine Hall.
On leave in London, Riley meets Nadine again after three years.