In times of war, love can be found in the most unlikely of places.
During World War I, Harry Lambert, a shy and gentle baker from rural Victoria, finds himself fighting for his life on the Western Front in Europe. Watching his mates die around him, Harry can’t bear the thought of dying before ever having truly known love. Making a life-changing decision, he walks away from the battlefield into an unfamiliar and hostile French countryside. Desperately trying to avoid capture, he meets Colombe, a stoic farm-wife bowed by hard work and tragedy, who risks everything to save his life.