Seventeen-year-old Kitty is determined to ‘do her bit’. She dreams of singing to the soldiers like her heroine, Vera Lynn, and wangles her way into ENSA. Three weeks later she and the entertainment troupe are sweltering in an army camp in Cairo.
Under a desert sky Kitty steps out on to the make-shift stage for the first time, and is paralysed with fear. Help comes from the handsome Ruggero Andreotti – an Italian prisoner of war and ex-aide to Mussolini. But Italians are the enemy – and the worst thing a young woman can do is to fraternise with them.
However, the war has other plans for Kitty. She steps on to a very different stage when she is selected to undertake an unexpected and unwelcome mission and has no choice but to obey orders, knowing full well it could jeopardise her future happiness.
Will she and her love meet again some day?