In 1948, the conflict between the government of the British Straits Settlement and the anti-British Army intensified and Malaya, at that time, was plunged into a state of “Emergency”. To prevent the people from abetting the anti-British Army, the government ordered many Chinese to move into concentration camps. They became the sacrificial lambs caught between the two forces, and Wen Xiu and Ah Nan were two of the victims.
Wen Xiu was an ordinary girl around twenty years of age. Facing hardships like insufficient commodities and the curb of freedom, she gritted her teeth and took everything in her stride, protecting her family members while carrying out her duties in the camp.
Ah Nan, a twenty-plus young man, due to the oppression from the government, began to develop the feeling of anti-establishment to safeguard his land. He decided to join the anti-British Army, against the wishes of his father, to help change the fate of his country.
The two youths, one home-loving and the other patriotic, in the times of upheaval and unrest, met. Ah Nan was running away from the British Army when he found a hiding place in Wen Xiu’s house. Subsequently, their fate intertwined...