France 1915 to 1918. Beautifully filmed story of women tending the farm when the men are off to Germany to fight in WW1. Hard work. Loneliness and dread. A young woman comes to work at the big farm and is asked to stay. She is loved and respected by all. Finally she falls in love with one of the sons who shortly goes to war. They write to each other. The younger niece finds the letters and she is jealous. The plot fails as it gets improbable after that and that is a shame because it could have easily been fixed and made this an outstanding film. Just a simple plot check would have corrected this obvious flaw. Oh well.