One of a number of propaganda films made during the Second World War to encourage the public to help with the war effort and to boost morale, but it’s also an enjoyable film, successfully portraying believable people and their lives.
Celia is called up but her hopes of joining one of the services are short lived and she finds herself working at one on the munitions factories. Whilst there she falls in love with Scottish Flight Sergeant Fred Blake (played by a young and dashing Gordon Jackson).
The film opens with a montage of views of the seaside and Celia’s family taking their annual holiday at Eastgate on the English South Coast. Eastbourne doubles up for the resort and during the film we see scenes of the Cavendish Hotel, the prom and the pier. One scene features bomb damage to some prom buildings.