It's 1945. US marine Ron Day has been fighting on island after island in the South Pacific. His company has another brutal battle on the horizon - Okinawa. Ron has been given leave in Melbourne, Australia, before shipping out to Okinawa. In Melbourne, he meets Charmaine Sturgis, a gorgeous big band singer. Like so many things that happen in war, they fall in love over the short leave time.... And war steals from us all.