It highlighted the reliance placed on women during the war and the underlying fear that men held of being replaced.
It was a tale of thwarted love as well which, although a shocking scene, highlighted the fragility of life during this time and how people had to live for the moment – something we pay thousands to learn how to do today – because they never knew how many moments they had left.
As a writer, it was fascinating to see the inner workings of a scriptwriting department at this time – being given a one line idea or a news piece and having to make a film out of it. I wonder if it is still like this……how exciting!!