In London during WWII, a British colonel, Taylor, is caught in a blackout in his chauffeured army sedan. He steps from the vehicle to tread the pavement of the famed Waterloo Bridge and begins to reminisce. In flashback, Taylor is a handsome young captain on the eve of WWI. He meets and
falls in love with ballerina Leigh; they make plans to wed, but before they can do so Taylor's regiment is called into battle. Leigh abandons her performance to bid her lover farewell at Waterloo Station and is fired from the ballet company. Impoverished, she resorts to prostitution. She plies her
trade on the Waterloo Bridge where, months later, she meets the returning Taylor--who ...