The year is 1942 and the close-knit community of Pontypridd is learning to adjust to the dramatic changes made to their lives, but the arrival of a regiment of South Carolina GI's.
Not only do they have to make room in their homes to accomodate men, but as a result existing lifestyles and relationships are put under tremendous strain. Other than the men working as reserves in the mines and the soldiers they enounter on home leave, the GI's are allowed to roam free.
Tensions rise as it becomes clear that it is not only the single girls who find themselves endeared by the GI's charms. Their presence prompts the women of Pontypridd to question their relationships, the men they love and are seperated from, with their new very different lives.
Powerful, moving, absorning and a true insight into the lives of women left behind when their partners went off to fight for their country.