Tom enjoyed his job as a postman but what he wanted more was to play the piano in a big band, that is until war breaks out and he joins up to fight at the Front. Surviving a gas attack, he returns home to find life will never be the same, his dream of becoming a big star fades away as he had to compete with new musical styles, technology and the depression. As well as fighting against his war injuries, he also loses people most dear to him. Life doesn't seem worth going on with.
War doesn't just kill people; it ruins the lives of those who survive