Liverpool, August 1940. As the Luftwaffe turns its attention to Liverpool, Shane Quinn decides to move his family back to the safety of Ireland. But his only child, the beautiful Dana, refuses point blank. She would rather stay and serve her country than flee to a foreign land. Determined to make it on her own and defy her father's wishes, she heads to the city, only to have the door slammed in her face over and over again. Lonely and exhausted, she finally reaches the last lodging house on Staple Row. A young girl named Patty answers the door and much to Dana's relief, she is invited in. They quickly become firm friends and together they join the WAAF. It is here where they meet girls from all walks of life - some kind, while others downright rude.