Black American troops stationed in war-torn England prepare to fight the Germans in Europe. One young black soldier, Travis befriends Maggie, an English woman whose husband, Edward, is fighting overseas. Lonely and confused by her husband's infidelities, Maggie soon finds comfort in the arms of Travis. When Edward suddenly returns home from battle, he discovers his wife's secret romance which unleashes his rage and fuels his desire for punishment and retaliation. In a time of war, punishment can be swift and revenge can be taken regardless of the law. As a result, Travis finds himself on trial for his life. The only way Travis can be saved is if Maggie betrays her husband, their family and the world they have built together.