Simple, buoyant, with candid and ample sentiment, this is the very young love story of Loris and Minoche who had first met summers at Pors Gwen in Brittany, where Lorie, rough and reckless, had charmed everyone. With his entry into St. Cyr, Mineche realizes that his army career must come first, and puts off thought of marriage far a time. But with the coming of war, and Loric's promotion from cadet to lieutenant for action at the front, they decide on marriage with first leave. Then the anxious days of waiting, the wedding and honeymoon, the wait for a second leave -- and the news of his here's death. The aftermath, and her acquisition of faith, of courage, and the realisation that she too will carry on the fight in France, even after defeat. Over-sweet for some, but nice.