The extraordinary story of three brave women, each trying in her own way to deal with the ruthless tide of destruction brought on by the air raids of the Second World War. Ellen and her family had already been bombed out; they felt they were unlikely to suffer a second time. Gwen's mind was filled with the details of keeping house for her burdensome family; she had no time to think about the war. Emmie had just become engaged to a merchant seaman and though only of the dangers of the Battle of the Atlantic. When the air raid siren sounded on 1st May, 1941, they had no idea what it presaged for them.