Joanna and her baby are living with Tommy’s parents who read news of a likely armistice to her whilst in privation-hit Germany William and Susan also hear that peace is imminent. On the Western Front news of the Kaiser’s abdication and flight fuels optimism and the Treaty of Versailles is drawn up. Unaware that the fighting is shortly to end Tommy takes Kevin’s place mending broken barbed wire. He encounters Michael and they fight . Peace is indeed declared but for the two lads the war is over for good.