The unspeaking voices

It's the start of WW2, December 1940, and Manchester is being bombed mercilessly by the Luftwaffe. They called that night, the Ring of Fire. A woman stumbles along Ordsall Lane past the huge mills and warehouses. The city is blacked out but the streets are far from empty, even though the air raid siren has blared its warning.

She's trying to get home across the city and the tram has gone without her.